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The continuing epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) could incur UAH30 billion ($1.1 billion) in losses to Ukraine's pig industry over the next 15 years, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection has said, citing estimates from the...
Cases of African swine fever (ASF) are still very common in Russia, despite the country’s continued ban on EU pork exports to the market, imposed since January 2014 following a handful of cases in Poland and Lithuania.
The prices for bacon, the most popular national dish in Ukraine, have jumped 68% since January 2017 to UAH100 (US$3.70), as the population of pigs in the country's backyard farms keeps falling, according to the State Statistical Service.
Russia has seen an unprecedented rise in the loss of pigs to African Swine Fever (ASF) in 2016, jumping 12.6 times compared to 2015 to RUB1.2 billion (US$18m), according to estimates from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Denmark unveiled its voluntary logo for animal welfare last month and Germany looks set to launch its own. But should a high standard of welfare not be the legal minimum rather than a premium product for high-end shoppers?
Denmark may hit a record 13 million (m) piglet exports when 2016 draws to an end, according to Frank Oland, chief economist at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, who spoke at the Herning Congress in Denmark on 25 October.
African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread into new territories in Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Russia, threatening the stability of the pig industry in these countries, according to reports from local veterinarians.
Two Russian companies plan to create a pig breeding cluster in the far east of the country within the next five years, designed to have a capacity for 1.2 million head of pigs, with an investment of RUB72 billion (US$954m).
Pig farming in Estonia is facing tough challenges, due to African swine fever (ASF), irrational moves by the country’s veterinary authorities and a negative market outlook, according to market participants.
Danish pig farmers are keen to switch to organic production in 2015, motivated by higher available prices compared to conventional products, fuelled by growing domestic demand for pig meat, a Danish government body is claiming.
A new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered in a farm in the Cherkasy Oblast in central Ukraine, following a large-scale inspection by the country’s veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba. This is the latest in a series of outbreaks in...
Meat industry executives in Ukraine have warned that African swine fever is posing a serious threat to the country’s pig industry, following the discovery of several new outbreaks of the disease, including in the Sumy, Poltava, Odessa and Mykolaiv Oblasts.
Russia is considering banning pork and pork product imports from Ukraine following a large-scale outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Kiev Oblast, according to the press secretary of Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended a combination of different management measures to contain the spread of African swine fever (ASF) among wild boar populations in Eastern Europe.
New measures to help the Polish pork industry tackle an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), which first took hold over a year ago, are being considered by Poland’s National Veterinary Research Institute.
Swedish supermarkets, led by major chain the ICA Group, are threatening to suspend imports of Danish pork following reports by animal rights organisations complaining about the culling of up to 500,000 under-weight newborn piglets, weighing less than...