Bloomberg News reports on the porcine powerhouses bred in the People's Republic.
The 500 kilogram, or 1,102 pound, animal is part of a herd that's being bred to become giant swine. At slaughter, some of the pigs can sell for more than 10,000 yuan ($1,399), over three times higher than the average monthly disposable income in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province where Pang Cong, the farm's owner, lives. … The large swine are being bred during a desperate time for China. With African swine fever decimating the nation's hog herd — in half, by some estimates — prices of pork have soared to record levels