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China In-Country Analysis

Livestock Live Hog Price Down 2 Percent, White Feather Broiler Rises By 11 Percent After peaking at RMB 40.28/kg ($5.73/kg) or RMB 18.27/lb. ($2.60/lb.) at the end of October, the national average live hog price has fallen for five straight weeks. Ending last week at RMB 31.61/kg ($4.50/kg) or RMB 14.34/lb. ($2.04), the average price has shed 21.5 percent here in November. By comparison, the average white feather broiler gained RMB 1.04/kg ($.15/kg) or RMB .47/lb. ($.07/lb.) last week, reversing four straight weeks of decreases to finish at RMB 10.65/kg ($1.51/kg) or RMB 4.83/lb. ($.69/lb.). Since the end of October, the average price for white feather broilers has declined by nearly 22 percent.   Operationally, the profit per...

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