High-rise buildings mean safer restocking post-ASF

A worker waits for an elevator to transport young pigs out of Guangxi Yangxiang’s high-rise pig farm in China (courtesy of Dominique Patton)

Industry insiders believe that high-rise buildings can minimize biosecurity loopholes present in conventional models, writes HA THU. Biosecurity has never been as much the center of attention as when the ASF epidemic hit. It revealed weak points in swine farms.

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Regional Correspondent, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ha Thu has covered the African swine fever scourge in Vietnam in depth, with the recent update that 100,000 pigs would be lost in 2021.