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ASF: An ever-growing problem for Russia and Ukraine

  • 12 Mar 11:27

Increasingly, the notion grows in both Russia and Ukraine, that African Swine Fever (ASF) needs to stay within the territories and that more thorough control policies are needed.The Russian agricultural ministry stated on its website that African Swine Fever (ASF) has led to ministry spending of about 14.2 billion roubles (US$ 220 million) in the last few years. This figure was only for anti-ASF monitoring, culling pigs infected with the disease and underpayment of taxes by the farms destroyed as a result of the outbreaks. Direct losses incurred by the pig industry due to ASF must have been many times higher, the ministry informed earlier. Independent. Read more...