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Top Russian Pork Producer Miratorg Reports ASF Outbreak

  • 12 Dec 09:03

Russia’s largest pork producer Miratorg on Friday reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at one of its sites in the Belgorod region in central Russia. Russia has been increasing pork production in recent years partially as it has banned most Western food imports since 2014 in retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow. However, it has yet to halt of ASF outbreaks and this highly contagious fever among pigs restrains the development of its exports to Asian countries, including China. Spread partly by wild boars, ASF is harmless to human beings. The outbreak was detected at a feeding station at Miratorg’s Ivitsa 2 pork production. Read more...