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ASF hits large pig farm in Russia’s key pig region

  • 14 Sep 10:09

Russia’s key pig production area, Belgorod region, has been struck by a severe outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF). In a Rusagro farm, more than 15,000 pigs had to be culled. The outbreak was discovered on September 5, on a farm of Tambov Bacon, a subsidiary of agricultural holding Rusagro. The agricultural holding confirmed the outbreak on September 7 in a press release. The outbreak took place in Belgorod region’s Shebensky district, in the south east of Russia, not too far from the border with Ukraine. The company stated that it will have to cull 16,000 pigs due to the outbreak. It added that all of the company’s other production sites in. Read more...