ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

ASF ends Latvian pig oversupply crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Pork prices in Latvia rose in 2017 after the strong slump in the previous years, as the first signs of shortage have been seen on the domestic pork market.

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

Farmers in Europe keep suffering heavy losses over ASF

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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...

A tax on pig trotters, liver, brain and tongue has been cut by the Hungarian government

Hungary cuts VAT on pork offal to boost consumption

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

As part of its long-term policy to stimulate domestic consumption of pork, the Hungarian government has introduced a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on pork offal, taking it from 27% to 5%.

Countries at risk of ASF outbreaks, like Germany and Finland, have bolstered their preparedness for the disease

EU countries take measures against African swine fever

By Diana Yordanova

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.

Miratorg has launched an internal investigation to identify the source of the infection

ASF strikes Russian meat giant Miratorg

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s largest pork producer, Miratorg, has been hit with an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) on its farm in Belgorod Oblast.

An African swine fever epidemic has piled pressure on local farms that supply pigs used to make bacon

Bacon prices skyrocket in Ukraine as pig supply nosedives

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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.

Danish Crown is to welcome 260 jobs employees to the business

Rising pig supply creates 260 Danish Crown jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown is hiring 260 new workers months after the pork giant feared an abattoir closure was needed to ease under pressure exports hit by falling pig numbers.

One shipment of Olymel pig trotters contained traces of the banned drug ractopamine

Farmers probed as China finds banned drug in pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Canadian pork processor Olymel LP is investigating hundreds of its pork suppliers after a shipment of pig feet to China tested positive for residues of the banned growth-enhancing drug ractopamine.

Danish Crown chairman Erik Bredholt called the scheme a 'win-win' deal

Danish Crown offers more cash for pigs

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown will pay extra money per kilogram of pork delivered to its abattoirs as the meat processor aims to reverse a supply decline that could hit jobs.

A quarantine zone has been set up around the pig farm in Latvia

African swine fever sparks emergency in Latvia

By Aidan Fortune

The Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) has declared an “emergency situation” in three regions of the country following outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF).

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