(IARN) — Hong Kong imports roughly 4,000 live hogs daily from China.
The region’s fresh pork supply, however, has been cut in half, due to African Swine Fever. A U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) representative speaks to expanded opportunities for U.S. chilled pork in Hong Kong.
Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, outlines the challenges Hong Kong faces when it comes to obtaining fresh pork. Haggard also shares how U.S. meat exporters look to satisfy this growing demand.
For more information, including audio with USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, Joel Haggard, visit the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network website.
Story Courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
Photo: Joel Haggard, USEMF senior vice president for Asia Pacific, celebrates expanded opportunities for U.S. chilled pork in Hong Kong alongside U.S. Consul General Hanscom Smith (left) and chef Hugo Leung (center), U.S. chilled pork ambassador in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).