China’s duck farmers are cashing in as African swine fever outbreak puts Chinese consumers off the nation’s favourite meat

//China’s duck farmers are cashing in as African swine fever outbreak puts Chinese consumers off the nation’s favourite meat

China’s duck farmers are cashing in as African swine fever outbreak puts Chinese consumers off the nation’s favourite meat

On a 30-hectare (74-acre) plot of land in China’s Shandong province poultry hub, more than half a million white-feathered ducks are busy eating, chattering and laying eggs to produce cheap meat for thousands of factory canteens.With birds already packed into around 60 open-sided buildings, farm owner Shenghe Group is expanding further, aiming to raise output by 30 per cent this year to capture record profits as a plunge in pig numbers shrinks production of pork, China’s favourite meat.“The…

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