NetEase piggy goes to market, sells at $23,182
NetEase, a technology firm providing online services, plans to open a high-end restaurant later this year or in 2017 where it will sell black pork raised by it.
This comes after Wu Guoping, founder of restaurant Grandma’s Home, bought a pig raised by NetEase for 160,000 yuan ($23,182) at an auction.
Wu, a friend of Ding Lei, founder and CEO of NetEase, said the animal deserved the high price as the meat of this breed is first class and delicious. Wu implied that he and Ding plan to open the restaurant.
Before Wu, a buyer, who refused to reveal his or her identity, paid nearly 110,000 yuan for a black pig on the first day of the auction on Friday.
At the debut, the animal weighed more than 42 kilograms, including shoulder, streaky pork, legs, and other parts. So each kilogram was worth more than 2,600 yuan. An internet user said the price equals Kobe beef, a famous Japanese delicacy.
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