Virus hurt pork producers more than Russian ban: Analysts

Companies left scrambling at first, but market has bounced back to 'astronomical levels.'

Flickr Photo: Loozrboy
Sleeping piglets at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in 2009. After Russia's ban, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it received requests to redirect about 500 containers of pork product originally certified for export to Russia.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 10/22/2014 12:00 am EDT

The brunt of any pain pork producers felt over the past few months was not, as many feared, because of Russia’s ban on Canadian food products, but a devastating virus that is spreading through the pig population, analysts say.

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