ASFV Detected in China’s Wild Boar Population for the First Time; Sichuan Reports First Case of ASFV

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

Second Outbreak of ASFV in China Reported in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

An outbreak of African swine fever has been discovered in a slaughterhouse in Zhengzhou, capital of central Chian’s Henan Province, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday [16 August 2018]…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2018 Key Point The Zhengzhou slaughterhouse was owned by WH Group (HKG:0288), one of China’s leading pork processors and owner of

Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

Breeder Hogs from the USA Released from Quarantine and Distributed Across China

After being kept in quarantine for 45 days, 980 out of 1,012 breeding hogs imported from the United States were allowed to leave the isolation field in central China’s Hunan Province for farms across China. They included durocs, landraces and large whites – breeds that grow faster and are superior to China’s domestic breeds in