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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...

Russia is under threat from ASF

Russia: swine fever losses top one billion rubles

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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. 

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Calls for culls of boar and deer EU

By Andrew Burnyeat

A senior meat industry official has backed calls for the sustainable culling of wild boar and red deer in Europe, made at a meeting of the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers.

Ukrainian farmers have smuggled pigs to other regions to stop them being destroyed

New ASF outbreaks in Ukraine may pose a threat to Balkans

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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...

Warnings over African swine fever have been issued by the Ukraine State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service

New ASF outbreaks raise concerns over future of Ukraine pig industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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. 

There are concerns over the spread of African Swine Fever

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

By Chloe Ryan

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that with no treatment and no vaccine, there is a “very important...

The EFSA hopes to tackle African Swine Fever through the introduction of management measures

EFSA urges combined approach on African swine fever

By Chloe Ryan

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.

An outbreak was discovered at the Orelselprom pork complex

Cherkizovo suffers ASF outbreak

By Georgi Gyton

African swine fever (ASF) has been discovered at two of Cherkizovo’s pig fattening facilities in Russia.

So far six wild boar have died from ASF in Estonia

Estonia moves to halt spread of ASF

By Georgi Gyton

Despite preventative measures put in place by Estonia, it was only a matter of time before African swine fever (ASF) spread to the country, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

No evidence that hunting drastically reduces wild boar population

EFSA evaluates findings on ASF mitigation measures

By Georgi Gyton

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled out hunting or trapping as effective measures to prevent the introduction or spread of African swine fever (ASF) through wild boar.

EFSA probes wild boar hunting as swine fever control method

EFSA probes wild boar hunting as swine fever control method

By Keith Nuthall

The European Commission and the Lithuanian government are considering backing significant hunting and trapping campaigns to reduce wild boar numbers in regions where these animals have contracted African Swine Fever.

NPA has accused retailers of turning back to imported pork

UK retailers accused of backsliding after horsemeat scandal

By Ed Bedington

UK pig bosses claim retailers are already backing away from the promises of shorter supply chains made in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and are yet again turning to overseas imports on products like pork and bacon.

Caution over Russian pork investment

Caution over Russian pork investment

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian food manufacturer Miratorg, which had planned to construct 10 large pig farms in the Kursk region of central Russia, has said it could be forced to stop building, due to the uncertainty on the domestic pork market.

Russian pig population under ASF threat

Russian pig population under ASF threat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Experts in Russia have predicted that the continued spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Central-Federal District of Russia could lead to catastrophic consequences for the country’s pork industry.

Swine fever in Russia raises European concern

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Swine fever in Russia raises European concern

By Ed Bedington

Concern is rising over the ongoing outbreak of African Swine Fever across Russia and the possibility it could spill out into wider Europe.

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