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China's Demand for Pork, Sorghum, Corn Surges

World’s largest pork consumer is attempting to rebuild its pig supply after African swine fever devastated herds

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China boosted imports of farm goods ranging from corn to pork to sorghum last month, signaling a demand recovery for protein in the world’s most-populous nation.

According to a report at Aljazeera, imports of corn, used in animal feed by the world’s second-largest consumer, climbed to a three-year high in July as the country sought more supplies to plug a widening shortage and cool surging prices.

Dry weather in the northeast growing regions of China is threatening production at a time when demand is expanding from the hog and poultry industry.

The country has been increasing its purchases of animal protein products at a time when world’s largest pork consumer is attempting to rebuild its supply of pigs after outbreaks of African swine fever devastated herds.

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