Margo Andrae, CEO of Australian Pork Limited, says that since authorities uncovered the alleged breach in January 2017, APL had worked closely to support investigations.
Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management confirmed to the OIE Sunday that seven pigs were killed, while another 114 were culled.
To date, Vietnam has culled approximately 3 million pigs to curb the spread of the disease, raising concerns that ASF could contribute to an increase in food insecurity in already-challenged communities.
As fast as the virus spread across the world’s largest pork-producing country, the U.S. pork industry has worked twice as fast over the last 365 days to prevent and prepare for a potential outbreak.
Although the proportion of soybean meal imported from China steadily increased through 2018, the quantities appear to have declined by approximately 94% in 2019.
Bulgaria and Poland struggling with African swine fever, while virus persists in China and Southeast Asia.
Should African swine fever or another foreign animal disease be diagnosed in the U.S., a plan to assess and mitigate contamination within the feed supply chain is essential.
Winners of the Commissioner’s Wild Hog Challenge will be announced during the Mississippi State Fair in October.
Meeting aims to develop biosecurity and border control recommendations to help curb spread of African swine fever and its devastating consequences.