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· China reports new African swine fever case in Guangxi
· China finds African swine fever virus in pigs transported to Guangxi
· SHIC updates global swine disease situation
· China’s pig herd forecast to halve by end of 2019
China reports new African swine fever case in Guangxi
Source: Xinhua (China)|Editor: mingmei
BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday confirmed a new case of African swine fever in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The disease was detected in a truckload of pigs at a highway toll station in the city of Fangchenggang of Guangxi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said, citing reports from the China Animal Disease Control Center.
Among the total 52 pigs on the truck, 51 were infected and one died, said the report.
Local authorities have initiated an emergency response to cull the pigs and disinfect the truck and the section of the highway involved...
China finds African swine fever virus in pigs transported to Guangxi
Reporting by Hallie Gu and Tom Daly; Editing by Rashmi Aich, Reuters
via KDAL (MN) - August 08, 2019
BEIJING (Reuters) - China detected African swine fever in pigs being transported to Guangxi region from outside provinces, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.
The disease was found in 52 pigs in a truck in Fangchenggang city in the southern region, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website. One pig had already succumbed to the disease, it added.
The viral disease can lead to death of the infected animal in 2-10 days on average and the mortality rate can be as high as 100%.
China has already reported more than 140 cases...
SHIC updates global swine disease situation
Bulgaria and Poland struggling with African swine fever, while virus persists in China and Southeast Asia.
Tim Lundeen, Feedstuffs
Aug 07, 2019
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has released its August global swine disease monitoring report, compiled in cooperation with the University of Minnesota.
The current report details the African swine fever (ASF) situation in Bulgaria, which has declared a state of emergency after 130,000 pigs were culled in two weeks due to detection of the disease on six industrial farms in the country, SHIC said.
The report also describes the situation in Poland, where 33 ASF outbreaks on pig farms were confirmed this year by the end of July. The report notes that...
China’s pig herd forecast to halve by end of 2019
By Alistair Driver, Pig World (UK)
August 7, 2019
China’s pig herd could halve by the end of this year, as ASF takes a massive toll on the country’s pig production, analysts at Rabobank are predicting.
In its latest quarterly global pork report, Rabobank estimates that the Chinese herd is already 40% down year-on-year, due to the huge number of pigs slaughtered in the first six months. Pork production in China is expected to fall by 25% this year, and a further 15% in 2020.
Official Chinese figures show breeding herd numbers were nearly 27% year-on- year at the end of June, and the overall herd 26% down.
But herd losses in some regions are believed to be as high as 40-60%, with overall losses estimated at 40%, Rabobank said. New cases are still being regularly reported.
Large inventories have been preventing significant price rises, but that is changing, with live pig prices 15% up in July and 40% higher year-on-year, and pork prices 20% up in July compared with June. Chinese pork imports rose 62% in May and were 20% up in the first five months of the year.
ASF is also spreading rapidly in Vietnam, where production could be 20% down in 2019, as well as Cambodia and Laos and has been detected in North Korea.
“The unprecedented supply loss in China has altered global trade flows and will continue to do so,” Rabobank said.
For example, EU pork exports to China were up 41% year-on-year in the first five months of 2019. However, ASF is stifling expansion in Eastern Europe, it added.
THE CHINA EFFECT
· EU fresh and frozen pork exports to China were up 88% year-on-year in May, to 96,500 tonnes, accounting for 44% of EU exports;
· Value almost trebled...