Thailand bans exports of live pigs for three months

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Thailand has banned exports of live pigs from January 6-April 5 to increase domestic supplies and combat high pork prices. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said there would be enough pork for domestic consumption. Thailand consumed 18 million pigs and exported 1 million last year but is expecte...

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Joint-Editor, Asian Meat Magazine and Meat Insider, Bangkok, Thailand. The African swine fever hitting the pig industry in Thailand as kept Payungsak busy, writing, ‘Support required for small-scale pig farms affected by ASF’ for the Pig Health Monitor.