Swine fever-hit Philippines sees 'substantial' growth in hog population

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MANILA: The Philippines\u0027 swine inventory increased by about 700,000 heads over the last 12 months owing to a repopulation programme, following two years of declines due to African swine fever outbreaks, an agriculture official said on Tuesday (Jan 18). The inventory has risen to 9.8 million heads, from 9.1