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Pig farming in China's north-east going the whole hog

But plan to produce almost 120 million pigs annually is upending corn market, smaller holdings elsewhere

Some researchers expect output in north-east China to hit nearly 120 million pigs a year, almost double the 69 million produced by Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia provinces last year.


CHINA'S largest pig farming companies and new entrants are racing to build vast, modern hog farms in the north-eastern cornbelt, expanding the world's biggest pork market and upending traditional trade flows in meat and grain.

At least eight listed companies have announced

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