China’s pork industry is struggling to contain the spread of African swine fever, which has now reached the southwest of the country – one of its major pig-producing areas. Ten of 16 pigs infected with the virus have died at a farm in Yibin, Sichuan province, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Friday. In central Hubei province, another 13 pigs died from the disease on Thursday following reports of an outbreak there last month…Full Article: South China Morning Post Nov 2018
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in Yunnan and Jilin provinces, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday [16 November 2018]. A pig from a farm in the city of Zhaotong in Yunnan was confirmed dead from the viral disease, the ministry said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Center report…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2018
- On 16 November 2018, ASFV was reported in the provinces of Jilin, Sichuan, Yunnan. The detection in Sichuan, the first for the province, was reported in Yibin near Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, where another case was detected. The Baishan, Jilin Province, detection was found in a single wild boar, the first such case among China’s wild boar population.
- In July 2016, China ended its import embargo on Russian meat products, however certain regulatory requirements still had to be met before shipments could begin. In August , Russia reportedly began exporting pork to China. It was noted that Russian pork products have been smuggled into China since 2016.
- On 15 November 2018, ASFV was reported (3rd case) in Huanggang, Hubei Province. A total of 636 pigs were culled.
- In June 2018, Rosagro (aka Ros Agro PLC) announced it had started to raise its first sows (adult female pigs) at its Rusagro-Primorye LLC pig breeding complex in Mikhaylovsky District, Primorsky Krai, Russia. By December 2018, Rosagro hopes to have 3,600 sows and 80 boars (imported from Denmark). The company also plans to have the complex operational in 2019 and at full capacity by 2021. Once completed, the complex should have annual pork production capacity of 64,000 MTs. China, Japan, and South Korea would be major export markets.
- In October 2015, China’s Food Conglomerate, COFCO Group, announced plans to construct two warehouses (100,000 MT capacity each) in Russia’s Far East. COFCO was interested in constructing the warehouses in Russia’s Mikhailovsky priority development territory located in southern Primorsky Krai.
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