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A 12-storey pig farm: has China found a way to stop future pandemics?

18.09.2020
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Biosecure farms complete with staff quarantine and chutes for dead pigs are seen as progress, but may carry their own risksThe buildings do not even look like farms. They are huge grey concrete blocks, many storeys high, which stand side by side in the middle of what might look like a quarry, a "hole" of red earth dug in the heart of a mountain.We are on the Yaji mountain, which in Chinese means "sacred", a few kilometres south of the city of Guigang in southern China. What we are looking at is the tallest pig farm in the world; units up to nine storeys high housing thousands of pigs, with construction of a 12-storey pig unit under way."On each floor we can breed 1,270 pigs," says Yuanfei Gao, vice-president of Yangxiang, the company that built the farm. "But in the future with the design of the new buildings we plan to have 1,300 pigs per floor." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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