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China's sow herd increases 2% in Sept vs prior month - agriculture ministry

BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China's sow herd grew 2% in September versus the prior month to 43.62 million heads, showed data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Monday.

The hog herd increased 3.1% on the prior month to 443.94 million, and was also up 1.4% on the same period a year ago. (Reporting by Dominique Patton, Editing by William Maclean)

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