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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.