Ontario Pork: PED Impact On Pork Products Not Here Yet

The Chair of Ontario Pork says we haven’t started to see the impact of PED on this province’s pork marketings yet.

Amy Cronin expects it will be this summer before we start seeing fewer animals going to market.

The disease is fatal to young pigs, but older animals usually survive it.

Meanwhile, a major international bank says the spread of PED will have a material impact on the global pork supply this summer and in the years to come.

Rabobank says the outbreak will lead to a likely decline in global pork production this year.

Earlier estimates had suggested global pork production would go up 1 point 3 per cent this year.

The bank’s Pork Quarterly Report says the stress on global pork supplies is currently being eased by a supply glut in China.