With demand picking up and productivity increases tapering off, an era of low prices, high feed costs and sagging inventories are giving way to an era of renewed growth. Has the corner finally turned for China's layer sector? While inventories of other livestock grew, layer numbers endured nearly seven years of long-term decline.
A dreaded hog disease strikes both Japan and South Korea, but with very different results. After devastating North America's swine sector, PEDv has found its way into two of Southeast Asia's swine markets. Since their first cases early this year, South Korea and Japan have seen steadily mounting swine prices and a mounting volume of pork imports.