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African swine fever has global ramifications

African swine fever has global ramifications

A new research paper from US financial services group INTL FCStone has laid bare the devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF), estimating China’s pig herd has declined by 45 per cent since the virus was first discovered in August last year. Subsequent movements in the supply of pork, rising prices and changing consumer behaviours could benefit a host of UK-listed companies with exposure to Chinese pigs, including Cranswick (CWK), Genus (GNS) and Eco Animal Health (EAH).

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