China imports first live pigs in a year to begin restock of herd

C.P. Pokphand Co, China’s fifth largest swine producer, imported 906 breeding pigs from Denmark this week, said China’s customs on Wednesday. This is the first import of live pigs in a year, Reuters reports.

The breeding stock arrived on a charter flight in August. The pigs spent over a month in quarantine in Xiangyang city in central Hubei province, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.
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