High pork prices behind China farm murders

AUSTRALIA - A husband and wife team of pig farmers has been stabbed to death by a would-be thief - the first casualties of a sharp rise in Chinese pork prices.
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The couple, who worked at night at a farm of 1000 pigs in Beijing, was killed early on Tuesday, a villager was quoted as saying. Their son was injured in the attack, the Beijing News reported.

Chinese pork prices have soared to their highest in a decade after widespread disease and a slump in prices last year discouraged farmers from raising piglets.

Source: The Australian
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