China to insure all pigs, hog farms in some counties in 3 years

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China will push to insure all pigs at different growing stages, and all pig farms in some counties, in a pilot program in the next 3 three years, a government notice said on Tuesday

The country will also establish a comprehensive system to treat livestock animals that die from diseases in the pilot counties, according to a notice published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

The move comes after the African swine fever disease, first detected in the country in 2018, slashed its massive pig herd

The scheme was set up to improve capability of guarding against pig farming risks, and promote stable development of pig production, the notice said.