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Russia expects lowest number of ASF in a decade

  • 5 Aug 11:23

In 2019, Russian veterinary services anticipate that a total of 54 outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) will be registered in the country, according to the Russian Agricultural Ministry. This is lower than in 2018 and 2017 when 56 and 188 outbreaks were registered, respectively, and is believed to be the lowest figure in the past decade. Yuri Kovalev, general director of the Russian Union of Pork Producers, told the Russian newspaper Agroinvestor that at least half of the industrial pork producers in Russia had been hit withASFwithin the past 10 years. He added that the pig industry had responded by implementing the highest safety standards, as well as. Read more...