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How viruses shaped a new reality for Ukraine

  • 30 Sep 10:22

How viruses shaped a new reality for Ukraine Market situations can differ from country to country; this becomes clear when listening to Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Where Covid-19 led to supply chain problems in the US, Ukraine’s commercial production had a different experience. Long beforeAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) crossed the borders of Germany, the virus had already emerged in Ukraine. The country has been facing the virus since 2012 and learned the devastating consequences. In recent years, the country’s swine sector has been recovering bit by bit – then a new virus showed up: Covid-19. Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of. Read more...

Russia breaks $ 1 billion threshold with pork exports

  • 4 Sep 10:27

Russia breaks $ 1 billion threshold with pork exports In the first half of 2020, Russia exported 88,000 tonnes of pork, 96% up compared to the same period last year.Yuri Kovalev, chairman of the Russian Union of Pork Producers (RUPP) outlined these results, speaking at an online conference early August. If all goes well, Russia should be able to export 200,000 tonnes of pork this year with a total worth of $ 300 million. That achievement would push the Russian meat export beyond US$ 1 billion for the first time ever, he said. Shrinking pork imports into Russia Kovalev said the country came a long way from being one of the world’s biggest pork importers to becoming a net exporter. In 2009, the. Read more...

African Swine Fever Found on Two Farms in Russia

  • 22 Aug 11:54

African Swine Fever Found on Two Farms in Russia Russian authorities announced new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the Amur region near its border with China on Wednesday. Pigs infected with the deadly ASF virus that has no cure or vaccine at this time were found at two private farms in the village of Volkovo near Blagoveshchensk,Reutersreports. In early August, an ASF outbreak was detected at a small farm in Russia’s Primorsk region near the country’s border with China. The ASF virus is highly transmissible between pigs, but it does not affect humans. The disease poses no. Read more...

World Pork Expo cancelled due to swine fever fears

  • 15 Apr 09:37

World Pork Expo cancelled due to swine fever fears The threat of African swine fever is forcing the cancellation of the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show this year. TheNational Pork Producers Council‘s board of directors today announced its decision to cancelWorld Pork Expo 2019out of an abundance of caution asAfrican swine fever(ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork Expo, held each June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, hosts approximately 20,000 visitors over three days, including individuals and exhibitors from ASF-positive regions. African swine fever affects only pigs and presents no human health or food safety risks. There is currently no vaccine. Read more...

10 Key questions about the risk of ASF

  • 9 Oct 07:12

10 Key questions about the risk of ASF African Swine Fever made its entrance into Western Europe as well as China this fall, causing a lot of nervousness amongst pig professionals worldwide, even in North America. Time to make clear where the real risks are. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek enquired with ASF experts in various countries and summarised his take in this overview. (Photo: Hans Banus) African Swine Fever made its entrance into Western Europe as well as China this fall, causing a lot of nervousness amongst pig professionals worldwide, even in North America. Time to make clear where the real risks are. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek enquired with ASF experts in various countries and. Read more...

Shifts in global protein market

  • 26 Sep 10:34

Shifts in global protein market The spread of African Swine Fever in China – and more recently to Belgium (close to France and Germany) – has substantially altered the outlook for the pork industry around the world. Prospects for improved export demand have grown following recent events, while the potential for the disease to spread globally has grown exponentially. As of 18 September 2018, China has reported 20 cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in seven provinces. Based on the broad dispersion of cases reported to date, it is unlikely that this disease has been contained, and additional cases are expected to be reported. To contain the spread of the virus, China has restricted the movement. Read more...

20 Reasons why Asia has to fear ASF

  • 28 Aug 11:58

20 Reasons why Asia has to fear ASF African Swine Fever (ASF) has entered China and it is very likely that the outbreaks will have far-reaching consequences for the swine situation in Asia. Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek connects the dots. In total, since the 1st of August, in less than a month 4 outbreaks have been reported on in China – in the provinces Liaoning, Henan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province. That may not sound like a lot if you compare it to the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the USA a few years ago or even the continuing reports of outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in middle and eastern Europe. Every report by the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Read more...

Belarus bans pork imports from Chinese province over ASF fears

  • 9 Aug 09:16

Belarus bans pork imports from Chinese province over ASF fears Belarus has imposed temporary restrictions on pork imports from Liaoning Province, China, after an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) virus has taken place in this region. The information was posted on the website of the Department of Veterinary and Food Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, as reported by BelTA. Chinese authorities from Liaoning Province announced that so far 8,116 pigs have been culled in the farms situated near the zone where the ASF outbreak was detected at the end of last week. The authorities from Belarus have canceled all previously issued permits for the import of pork and pork. Read more...

UKRAINE: Driving up domestic pork prices

  • 18 Jul 09:55

UKRAINE: Driving up domestic pork prices African swine fever is taking a heavy toll on Ukraine's pork industry, as there are now no regions free of the disease in the country, state veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba has claimed. Fifty-nine outbreaks of ASF have been reported in Ukraine this year, including several on the border with the European Union (EU), in particular Romania, where 45,000 pigs had to be culled in the biggest outbreak in this part of Europe. Although, in terms of total numbers, outbreaks this year are not as bad as in 2017, overall production is forecast to decrease by 5.2% or 33,000 t to 594,000 t, said Artur Loza, head of Ukraine's Association of Pork Producers (APP), speaking. Read more...

Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy

  • 20 Sep 12:11

Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy The Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy and Food of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has banned the import of all pork products made in Ukraine, including salo, the iconic meat product consisting of cured slabs of fatback. Sputniknews.comreports that thedecision was announced on the ministry's official website, and taken in connection with the deterioration of the situation surrounding African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine. "Due to the worsening epizootic situation around African swine fever in Ukraine, the import of pork meat and finished pork products (salo, kielbasa, canned meats, etc.) from Ukraine into the territory of the. Read more...