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The Enormous Pig Factor

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Touch the Soil News #241 Population is becoming a popular topic – particularly as relates to food. Sometimes the oddest of events can rock the food chain – and impact the population clinging to it. Recently, low pork prices in China resulted in millions of breeding sows heading to the butcher . From 2014 to 2015, the number of producing pig sows in China dropped by 7.5 million. For perspective, the U.S. sow herd is around 6 million head. Some global food analysts expect pork prices to increase so pork producers step up to the plate and bring on more sows. Global pork production stands at around 112 million tons…

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