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Food safety fears surface in China's pursuit of U.S. pork

Nation, largest population on planet, has a need for protein

4:32 PM, Jun. 8, 2013
Tama County pork producers Bill Jessina, left, of Toledo, and Mark McKibben, of Marshalltown, take charge of grilling some tenderized pork loins at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Wednesday.
Tama County pork producers Bill Jessina, left, of Toledo, and Mark McKibben, of Marshalltown, take charge of grilling some tenderized pork loins at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Wednesday.
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Wang Cheng You came to Iowa to buy. He wants 1,000 breeding hogs.

The farm manager from Iowa's sister state in China, Hebei, quizzed breeders Wednesday at the World Pork Expo, trying to find who could accommodate such a large order. His desire could cost $3,000 per boar (a male) or $1,000 per sow (a female), not including blood tests, quarantine costs and a one-way ticket to fly the hogs, which could weigh 180 to 300 pounds by the time they're ready.

Wang said he likes Iowa pork because of its high survivability rate and disease resistance. And he needs to double the size of his breeding herd to ...

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