Pork in­dus­try on cri­sis watch

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA’S pork in­dus­try is on high alert to the “cat­a­strophic” African Swine Flu as it draws closer to our shores and drives up do­mes­tic red meat prices.

Coun­tries that have had their pork in­dus­try dec­i­mated by the virus — in­clud­ing Viet­nam and South Korea — are im­port­ing more Aus­tralian beef than ever be­fore, with China lead­ing the charge.

Aus­tralian Pork Lim­ited chief ex­ec­u­tive Margo An­drae said Aus­tralia was in a unique sit­u­a­tion of be­ing able to pre­pare for the virus be­fore it hits.

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