… The sow herd rose 0.4% month-on-month to 41.92 million, but was 4.7% lower than a year ago…

 

 

China's sow herd at end-May up on month for the first time in a year

 

Reporting by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton Editing by Mark Potter, Reuters

via Financial Post (Canada) - Jun 16, 2022

 

BEIJING — China’s sow herd at the end of May was larger than in April, its first month-on-month increase in a year, an agriculture ministry analyst said on Thursday.

 

The sow herd rose 0.4% month-on-month to 41.92 million, but was 4.7% lower than a year ago, according to Wang Zuli, an analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

 

The herd had been contracting in the past year, as falling hog margins pushed some farmers to exit the market. Rising pig prices lately, however, have boosted production.

 

China’s sow herd at end-May was up 1.86%...

 

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