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Attack Over Plans to Restock Pig Farms in African Swine Fever Hot Spot

  • 8 Oct 09:20

The deputy head of Rosselkhoznador, the Russian veterinary authority, Nikolai Vlasov (pictured), has launched a blistering attack against the leaders of the Krasnodar authorities after they announced plans to restock pig farms in the region devastated by African swine fever. The first deputy chairman of the Krasnodar legislative assembly and the chairman of the committee on Agrarian Policy and the Consumer Market, Ivan Mikhail Petrenko, has put forward proposals to restock the pig herd in the region by 2016-2017. “Two years ago because of African swine fever we lost a big part of the pig population,” he said. “Out of 1.5 million pigs. Read more...