Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, who is based in Hong Kong, offers observations on how the spread of coronavirus is impacting food demand and distribution in the Greater China region.
The state of Brandenburg, Germany has installed about 75 miles of electric fencing to deter wild boars infected with African swine fever (ASF) from crossing the border it shares with Poland and infecting its pig herd.
Two completely different viral outbreaks are making international headlines and originating in China – one affects people and one affects pigs. They share the similarity of being viruses, but that’s where it ends.
Do you think the U.S. swine herd will get African swine fever? I watched her face as she worked to pull together everything she could to come up with the right answer. That’s a tough question for a 13-year-old.
Pigs in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan may have been infected with classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, through leftover food scraps, experts commissioned by the agricultural ministry in Japan said.
To bolster the nation’s defenses against foreign animal diseases, NPPC is urging the House Committee on Homeland Security to approve funding for additional CBP personnel to conduct agricultural inspections.
The toll continues to rise of African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in South Korea. Three more wild boars were found dead near the border with North Korea, bringing the number of ASF cases to 86 in South Korea.
This month, the VIDO-InterVac facility will begin work with the virus in its Containment Level 3-Agriculture facility in Saskatoon. It is the first non-government facility to work with the virus in Canada.
The Government of Japan wants to add African swine fever to the list of targeted diseases that allows preventative culls of healthy hogs in case of an ASF outbreak, according to the latest USDA FAS GAIN report.