Christmas ham prices may soar in Australia

Australians may have to fork out up to 60 per cent more for their Christmas hams due to a shortage of pork set to hurt the hip pocket, an industry guru says.

Victorian Farmers Federation’s pig group president Tim Kingma said the cost of pork will be up due to a surge in exports after African swine fever decimated pig herds across Europe and Asia.

“There definitely is a shortage of pork around the world. The last two years, the actual hams at Christmas have been fairly cheap,” the pig farmer told 3AW radio.


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