African Swine Fever

Everything you need to know about African Swine Fever. ( Farm Journals Pork )

African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in China on August 3, 2018. Since then, the disease has spread to several other countries around the world and has sent shockwaves through the pork industry. An old disease, ASF has been studied by scientists and researchers for decades. Unfortunately, stopping the spread of the disease is very difficult as no vaccine is currently available.

5 Facts You Need To Know About ASF

Dr. Klaus Depner, DVM, a leading African swine fever expert from Germany, says ASF can be prevented if you follow biosecurity protocols.


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How Does African Swine Fever Spread?

Research Proves African Swine Fever Can Spread to Pigs Through Feed
A new Kansas State University study looks at how the current outbreak of African swine fever in China and Europe could be spreading through feed and feed ingredients. 

Stop Swill Feeding to Prevent African Swine Fever in the U.S.
Recycling food waste is a noble concept, but experts say it’s not worth the economic and environmental cost if an African swine fever outbreak occurs. 

>> Read more about how ASF spreads.

How To Prevent African Swine Fever

Know the Signs of African Swine Fever
Knowing the signs and symptoms of African swine fever is critical, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jack Shere, urges pig farmers and veterinarians. 

Don’t Be Burned By African Swine Fever
You can make the biggest difference in the fight against this deadly, highly transmissible disease

>> Read more about how to prevent ASF. 

African Swine Fever Testing & Surveillance

USDA Takes New Action to Prevent African Swine Fever
APHIS will begin testing for African swine fever as part of USDA's enhanced surveillance efforts.

Feral Swine: USDA Monitors World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species
Feral swine don’t recognize boundaries. Some say they’re the world’s worst invasive alien species. As the population grows, many are feeling the consequences.

>> Read more about African swine fever surveillance.

African Swine Fever In China

Hog Feeding in China Down More than 30 Percent, Suderman Says
African swine fever may become a central factor driving the eventual trade deal with China when negotiators reach agreement, says Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone.

Will Overhauling China's Pork Industry Halt African Swine Fever?
China may divide its hog industry into five zones to stop the spread of African swine fever and guarantee pork supplies in the world’s top pork-producing country.

>> Read more about ASF in China.

African Swine Fever Around the World

African Swine Fever Continues to Ravage Vietnam, South Africa
African swine fever continues its deadly march with outbreaks in Vietnam and South Africa.

Sánchez-Vizcaíno Tells How Spain Stopped African Swine Fever
Dr. Sánchez-Vizcaíno, DVM, of Madrid, Spain, is known for eradicating the world’s largest and most misunderstood virus – African swine fever – from Spain. 

>> Read more about ASF around the world. 

How African Swine Fever Is Influencing The Markets

China’s Love of Pork May Not Be Enough
There’s no denying Chinese consumers will still demand pork, but experts expect consumers to substitute other animal proteins for pork as prices climb due to shortages caused by the ASF outbreak.

Large Swine Herd Losses in China Pressure Protein Industry
The world is entering unprecedented times in protein production, Phibro CEO says.

ASF Causes Train Wreck in Slow Motion in Soybean Market
USDA’s Ag Forum estimates for soybean exports next year is extremely optimistic and ignores the demand destruction taking place in China today with the African swine fever epidemic devastating their hog herd, says Nick Buyse of INTL FCStone Financial, Inc.

>> Read more about ASF's impact on the markets.

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