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Genus eyes China opportunity

Genus eyes China opportunity

Animal genetics specialist Genus (GNS) is hoping African Swine Fever proves to be both a blessing and a curse. As the epidemic continues to sweep across China, sales of breeding stock pigs in the country halved in 2019, depressing operating profit by £5m. But with larger-scale technical farms emerging from the aftermath and supply shortages driving price increases, the group spies an opportunity as farmers restock from 2020.

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