China Bans Pig Farming in Areas Inhabited by Wild Boars


( Texas Pork Producers Association )

A new strain of the African swine fever (ASF) virus was confirmed in a wild boar in China last month. To prevent an additional strain infecting the country’s domestic herd, China’s Agriculture Ministry banned pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars on Monday.

Two new cases of ASF were announced Monday in Shenmu city of Shaanxi province and in Guiyang city of Guizhou province. 

China, the world’s top pork producer, has now reported more than 80 outbreaks of ASF across the country since August which has led to the culling of nearly one million pigs.

 

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