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Pigs bred to size of polar bears to combat pork shortages | IOL

Farmers are breeding super-sized pigs weighing up to 500kg in an attempt to tackle a pork shortage. @IOL_Lifestyle

8.10.2019

Farmers are breeding super-sized pigs weighing up to 500kg in an attempt to tackle a pork shortage. IOL_ Lifestyle

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of the meat but prices are up by almost 50 percent compared with a year ago.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of the meat but prices are up by almost 50% compared with a year ago as herds have been ravaged by African swine fever.

Farmer Pang Cong, based in China’s south-west Guangxi region, is at the forefront of efforts to breed larger animals.

His biggest so far weighed almost 500kg – the same as a large adult male polar bear. Farm pigs are typically around 125kg.

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_Lifestyle So this porkie🐖🐖🐷🐷🐷 will weigh more than an average cow?

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