China Purchases More U.S. Pork Before Additional Tariffs Kick In
Aug 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
USDA data shows that China made a small purchase of American pork from Aug. 16 to Aug. 22, before an additional 10% tariff on farm imports is slated to kick in on Sept. 1.
Pork Prices in China Surge to New Highs
Aug 29, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Pork prices in China are surging to new highs as the country’s pork supplies continue to drop from the loss of more than half of the country’s pig herd due to African swine fever (ASF).
China’s Top Pig-Farming Province Removes Production Restrictions
Aug 28, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Sichuan, China’s southwestern province and the country’s top pig-farming province, is removing some restrictions on hog production to stabilize supply after African swine fever has drastically reduced herds.
China: ASF Strikes, Top Feed Producer Constructs Pig Farm in Vietnam
Aug 26, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A new case of African swine fever headlines newspapers in China as the country’s top feed producer, New Hope Liuhe, completes construction at its first pig farm overseas.
Are U.S. Pig Farmers Giving Up Hope on Trade to China?
Aug 20, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Despite President Trump’s positive outlook on the trade war ending “soon,” some U.S. pig farmers are frustrated that they are missing opportunities to sell more pork to China. But others still have hope.
African Swine Fever is Not Under Control, Suderman Says
Aug 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Sources on the ground in China claim the losses are closer to 45% year-on-year.
Hog Futures Drop Despite China’s Big U.S. Pork Purchase
Aug 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures dropped to a five-month low on Thursday. Traders said big supplies dashed any hope from the news that China made its biggest purchase of U.S. pork in seven weeks.
African Swine Fever Dampens Margins for Chinese Pork Giant WH Group
Aug 13, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China’s WH Group reported a 16.9% drop in first-half profit on Tuesday as higher meat prices due to African swine fever dampen margins for the world’s top pork processor.
Chinese Officials Stop Trucks Hauling Pigs with ASF Near Liaoning
Jul 29, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Recent discovery of ASF virus in pigs on three trucks entering Liaoning province underlines the challenge facing Chinese officials to control this highly transmissible disease.
Cargill Closing Feed Mills in China Due to ASF
Jul 17, 2019 by Clinton Griffiths
Cargill announcing it is closing animal-feed mills in China in recent months and that's partly due to the spread of ASF which has reduced demand.
China Investigates Authorities’ Efforts to Control ASF
Jul 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China’s agriculture ministry is investigating local veterinary authorities in an attempt to slow the ongoing spread of the deadly African swine fever virus.
Cargill Closes Feed Mills in China Due to African Swine Fever
Jul 15, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The devastating spread of African swine fever is causing some animal-feed mills to close in China.
Gangs in China Fake Outbreaks of African Swine Fever
Jul 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Some Chinese hog producers are being forced to sell healthy pigs at sharply lower prices after criminal gangs fake outbreaks of African swine fever on farms free of the disease.
African Swine Fever Outbreak Pays Big for Some Crop Leaders
Jul 08, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Which agricultural commodity traders will benefit from African swine fever's impact on the markets? Take a look at where the company's assets are located, experts say.
Canadian Pork Exports to China Temporarily Suspended
Jun 26, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Canadian Food Inspection Agency has stopped issuing export certificates to China as of June 25.
Cold Chain Service to Expand in China
Jun 25, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Japanese trading company Marubeni announced it is embarking on a joint venture with Chinese logistics startup G7 to lease refrigerated trailers to Chinese customers.
Guizhou: Third African Swine Fever Outbreak This Month
Jun 21, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China's southwestern province, Guizhou, reported new outbreaks of African swine fever on Friday.
African Swine Fever Premiums All But Vanish From Hog Futures
Jun 19, 2019 by Bloomberg
Earlier this year, the prospect of a gaping global protein hole caused by swine fever in China pushed hog futures to the highest in five years.
3 Reasons Why ASF is Not Going Away in China
Jun 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The entire global structure of pork has changed, says Brett Stuart of Global AgriTrends. He doesn't think it's possible for China to return to the level of hogs they had before ASF hit in August 2018.
No Proof Natural Compound Prevents African Swine Fever China Says
Jun 14, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China's ministry of agriculture said a company that claimed a natural compound was effective in preventing African swine fever virus did not have government approval to research the virus.
Jun 04, 2019 by Sara Brown
China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs urges credit providers to provide credit guarantee services to breeding and large-scale farms.
African Swine Fever Found in Second Hong Kong Slaughterhouse
Jun 01, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A second case of African swine fever was confirmed Friday in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, causing the cull of 4,700 animals.
African Swine Fever in China: Long Road Ahead, OIE Says
May 28, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The World Organization for Animal Health launched a global initiative, to be coordinated with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to try to keep the deadly African swine fever virus in check.
China to Start ASF Vaccine Clinical Trials, Experts Share Caution
May 24, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China is starting clinical trials for an African swine fever vaccine as the disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd. But experts share caution on timeline.
Big Pork Purchase Is Just a Taste of What China Needs to Buy
May 23, 2019 by Tyne Morgan
China made its second-largest purchase of U.S. pork this week. Rabobank says China will need to continue to source protein from the U.S., as the list of countries able to export is short.
Pandemic: Chinese Farmers Struggle to Overcome ASF
May 22, 2019 by Clinton Griffiths
Travel to interior China to talk with pig farmers about the outbreak of African Swine Fever and the impacts on their livelihoods and the rising costs of pork for consumers.
New Chinese Slaughterhouse Rules Keep Pork Prices in Check
May 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The new rules requiring slaughterhouses and processing plants to test for the African swine fever (ASF) virus are slowing down business at many plants and decreasing demand.
Protest Follows Confirmation of ASF in Hong Kong Slaughterhouse
May 13, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A two-day siege of the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse in Hong Kong came to an end Sunday afternoon after Hong Kong health officials agreed to explore ways of avoiding a mass pig cull in the event of future ASF outbreaks.
African Swine Fever Spread: An Update on China’s Slaughterhouses
May 09, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Starting July 1, abattoirs must routinely test all batches of hogs representative of the farm from which they came, said an order Tuesday.
China Increases ASF Self-Checks in Pig Slaughterhouses
Apr 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Chinese pig slaughterhouses are required to conduct self-checks monitored by veterinarians to slow the spread of African swine fever.
China Confirms African Swine Fever on Hainan Island
Apr 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
African swine fever has now been confirmed in all 31 mainland provinces of China.
Chinese Pig Farms Now Allowed to Test for African Swine Fever
Apr 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China is allowing large-scale pig operations to test for African swine fever in an attempt to detect the deadly virus sooner.
Hog Feeding in China Down More than 30 Percent, Suderman Says
Mar 20, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
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.
African Swine Fever Discovered in Pigs on Truck in Sichuan Province
Mar 13, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A new outbreak of African swine fever was confirmed in Sichuan province in southwest China after a truck carrying pigs was stopped on a highway.
Will Overhauling China's Pork Industry Halt African Swine Fever?
Feb 28, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China may divide its hog industry into five zones to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and guarantee pork supplies in the world’s top pork-producing country.
Cases Keep Coming: African Swine Fever in Vietnam, China
Feb 25, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The highly contagious African swine fever disease continues to spread throughout Vietnam and China, the world’s largest hog herd.
China To Bolster Rural Economy By Expanding Agriculture Reforms
Feb 21, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
To promote economic growth and offset trade challenges, China plans to deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to boost its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019.
African Swine Fever Found in Chinese Dumplings; Sanquan Food Slumps
Feb 19, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co. Ltd recalled pork dumplings on Monday that might be contaminated with African swine fever.
African Swine Fever Death Toll is Underestimated, Suderman Says
Feb 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Just how bad is African swine fever (ASF) in China? Despite fewer outbreaks being reported, experts say the ASF death toll in China is higher than reports say.
African Swine Fever Pushing China to Professionalize Hog Production
Jan 30, 2019 by Sara Brown
The recent widespread outbreak of African swine fever in China has brought a whole new resolve to improve biosecurity, said Erin Borror of the U.S. Meat Export Federation during AgriTalk with Chip Flory.
African Swine Fever Hits Northwest Region of Ningxia
Jan 21, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China announced a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the northwestern region of Ningxia on Sunday, reported China’s agriculture ministry.
China Urges Pig Farms to Restock Despite African Swine Fever Fears
Jan 17, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China’s government officials are asking pig farmers to replenish their herds as the nation plans to buy more pork for reserves to curb price rises expected later this year in the wake of African swine fever outbreaks.
China Loosens Ban on African Swine Fever to Ensure Pork Supply
Dec 28, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
China has loosened the rules on the transportation of breeder pigs and piglets in provinces that are affected by the African swine fever.
China Cracks Down on Illegal Hog Slaughtering
Dec 21, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
China is cracking down on illegal hog slaughtering and building more large-scale slaughterhouses to help control the spread of African swine fever.
China Bans Pig Farming in Areas Inhabited by Wild Boars
Dec 11, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
To prevent an additional strain of African swine fever infecting the country’s domestic herd, China’s Agriculture Ministry banned pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars.
China's Xiamen Airlines Puts Pork Back on the Menu after ASF Concern
Nov 26, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
A “misunderstanding” by China’s Xiamen Airlines resulted in a short-lived ban on serving pork. Xiamen Airlines resumed serving pork on flights after measures taken to tackle African swine fever were explained.
China Cracks Down on Attempts to Cover Up African Swine Fever
Nov 20, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
China confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever on two farms in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the agriculture ministry said in a statement published on its website.
African Swine Fever Reported in Chinese Feed Supply
Nov 12, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond. Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with ASF.
China Confirms 50th Case of African Swine Fever
Nov 05, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
Although China linked feeding kitchen waste to pigs for the majority of the early cases of ASF detected in the world’s largest pork-producing country, the cause of the latest ASF outbreaks is not known at this time.
China Lifts African Swine Fever Restrictions in Jilin
Oct 31, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
Chinese officials are lifting African swine fever-related restrictions in Gongzhuling city of northeastern Jilin province on Wednesday.
African Swine Fever Outbreaks Cause Transport Bans In Guangdong
Oct 24, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
China’s southern Guangdong province banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country on Tuesday after two outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were reported in a neighboring area.
Largest African Swine Fever Pig Culling Reported in China
Oct 16, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
Chinese company connected to seed trade secrets theft associated with the largest reported ASF pig culling to date.
ASF Strikes Again, Largest Pig Farm To Report Outbreak Yet
Oct 15, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
The newest outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported at a nearly 20,000-pig farm in China, the largest farm to report the disease yet.
China’s Battle With African Swine Fever Is Far From Over
Oct 03, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
AgriTalk's Chip Flory talked with Patrick Webb of the National Pork Board about China’s biosecurity challenges and the U.S. response plan if an ASF outbreak occurs.
China Removes Restrictions Where First, Second ASF Outbreak Were Found
Oct 01, 2018 by Sara Brown
China’s Ministry of Agriculture says it will lift restrictions in the two regions where the first and second African Swine Fever outbreaks occurred.
U.S. Pork Industry on High Alert with African Swine Fever Overseas
Sep 21, 2018 by Betsy Jibben
China discovering more than a dozen outbreaks of African Swine Fever in its herd since August. It’s putting the U.S. hog industry on high alert.
Mystery Surrounds China's Major Threat to Swine Sector
Sep 19, 2018 by Bloomberg
The UN's Chief Veterinary Officer says of the African Swine Fever in China, “What we’re seeing so far is just the tip of the iceberg.” An emergency three-day meeting was recently held to address global concerns.
African Swine Fever: 16 Chinese Cases and Counting
Sep 11, 2018 by Sara Brown
With more than 14 cases reported in six Chinese provinces, officials from UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said 40,000 hogs had been culled so far to stop the disease from spreading.
Seventh Case of African Swine Fever in China; Pig Transport Banned
Sep 04, 2018 by Sara Brown
Seven cases of African swine fever in China are pressuring pig farmers in the central and northern areas can't transport pigs through the affected areas to packing plants in the southern part of the state.
Another Case of ASF in China: 24,000 Pigs Culled and Counting
Aug 30, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The Swine Health Information Center announced late Thursday that another case of African Swine Fever has been reported in China. There are at least five cases in at least five provinces.
UN: China's African Swine Fever Could Cross Borders
Aug 28, 2018 by Associated Press
Outbreaks of the highly contagious African Swine Fever that affects pigs and wild boar have been reported in four different Chinese provinces over the past month. The U.N. is worried it could jump the border.
AgriTalk: China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak
Aug 27, 2018 by Ashley Davenport
Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council discusses the African swine fever outbreak in China, and Machinery Pete answers listener questions and shares his pick of the week.
African Swine Fever Spread Continues in China – How Many More Cases?
Aug 23, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
China reports another outbreak of African swine fever, threatening the country's crucial pork industry. As with the other cases, Chinese officials say they have the situation under control, but that seems unlikely
Breaking News: African Swine Fever Found in China
Aug 03, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China (LINK) was reported on Friday, August 3, reported the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The virus was reportedly first identified on August 1.