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·         Though African swine fever is largely contained, pork price remains elevated

·         China claims ASF cases are slowing

·         China says African swine fever cases slowing; pig output returning

·         China reports new African swine fever outbreak

 

 

Though African swine fever is largely contained, pork price remains elevated

 

Source:Global Times (China)

2019/7/4

 

African swine fever in China is largely contained, with pig raising, shipping and peddling all coming back to normalcy, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.

 

According to the Ministry, as of Wednesday, there have been a total of 143 outbreaks of African swine fever in China since last August. Forty-4 swine fever outbreaks occurred in 2019, with less than 10 breaking out each month in April, May and June. Restrictions on 25 affected provinces have all been lifted, said the Ministry.

 

However, the price of pork is still being driven up by the shortage of livestock, the Ministry said during a previous press meeting on Monday. In May, the average price of pork stood at 20.63 yuan ($3) per kilogram, representing a 1.6 percent jump over the previous month, and 29.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

 

With the shortage of live pigs China has increased its imports of meats...

 

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China claims ASF cases are slowing

 

Pig World (UK)

July 5, 2019

 

China claims the number of fresh outbreaks of African swine fever in the country has dropped this year and pig production is slowly returning to normal, amid suspicions that the full extent of the disease is not being reported.

 

Reuters reported that vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs Yu Kangzhen said China had seen only 44 new cases in the first six months of 2019.

 

That brings the total number of cases China has reported since the first one in August 2018 to 143, with 1.16 million pigs culled, Mr Yu said.

 

However, many outbreaks are not being reported, farmers have told Reuters, with local officials in some provinces unwilling to verify the disease.

 

Reuters reported this week that as many as half of China’s breeding pigs have died...

 

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China says African swine fever cases slowing; pig output returning

 

Reporting by Hallie Gu and Martin Pollard; Writing by Dominique Patton; Editing by Christian Schmollinger, Joseph Radford and Tom Hogue, Reuters 

via KFGO (ND) - July 03, 2019 

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - The number of fresh outbreaks of African swine fever in China has dropped this year and pig production is slowly returning to normal, its vice agriculture minister said, amid suspicions that the full extent of the disease is not being reported.

 

African swine fever is deadly to pigs and there is no cure or vaccine for the disease, which has swept across China, the world's top pork producer, since August last year.

 

Asked about reports of recent fresh outbreaks of swine fever, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Yu Kangzhen said China had seen only 44 new cases in the first six months of 2019.

 

That brings the total number of cases China has reported since the first one in August 2018 to 143, with 1.16 million pigs culled, Yu told reporters at a briefing on Thursday.

 

However, many outbreaks are not being reported, farmers have told Reuters, with local officials in some provinces unwilling to verify the disease.

 

Reuters reported this week that as many as half of China's breeding pigs have died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as had been officially acknowledged.

 

Yu said the government is currently checking online reports of alleged outbreaks of the disease, adding that any party not reporting a case would be severely punished.

 

"Our attitude is very clear: when it comes to under-reporting of the disease, though we can't guarantee zero cases [are not reported], we will definitely have zero tolerance for it," he said.

 

Some talk of cases turned out to be rumors after official checks, he said.

 

But he said there were still challenges in controlling the spread of the fever...

 

VACCINE AT EARLY STAGES ... 

 

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https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2019/jul/04/china-vice-agriculture-minister-says-african-swine-fever-outbreaks-slowing/

 

 

China reports new African swine fever outbreak

 

Reuters

via Independent (Ireland) - July 8 2019

 

China’s southwestern region of Guangxi has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said over the weekend.

 

The new outbreak has killed 1 pig and infected 42 more on a farm in Guigang city, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website.

 

It was the second report of an African swine fever outbreak in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a week.

 

China has reported 144 outbreaks of the incurable disease since August last year, and culled almost 1.2m pigs.

 

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https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/world-news/china-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreak-38290264.html