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ASF emerges in Nepal again

Nepal is again reporting ASF outbreaks after a reprieve of over a month. Jitendra Lama, Strategist at Wellhope Agri-Tech, told Asian Agribiz that cases...

GFPT expects 25-30% revenue growth in 2022

Thai chicken integrator GFPT expects a 25-30% growth in revenue for 2022 driven by higher consumption and the baht’s depreciation. The new forecast is...

Live pig prices stagnate in the Philippines

With ASF cases continuing in the Philippines and the huge volume of imported pork, farm prices of fattening pigs have stagnated since June 2022,...

Malaysia’s pig population pre-ASF stood at 1.9m

A research paper published by Universiti Malaya in 2021 said Malaysia’s total standing pig population (SPP) was 1.9 million pre-ASF. The paper cited 2020...

Using feed safety to prevent pathogen transmission

Recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) and ASF have prompted animal producers to review and tighten biosecurity measures, writes ERIC CHEW*. These diseases can be...

Thailand pork prices expected to ease in Q2 2023

Live pig and pork prices in Thailand are expected to ease in Q2 2023 with supply recovery, according to Genesus. CPF’s profit in Q3...

Control pig movement to curb ASF

Monitoring and controlling the movement of pigs are critical in curbing ASF in Malaysia. “We only think about biosecurity at the farm level, but...

Bioscience’s revenue grows but profit declines

Thailand’s Bioscience Animal Health, an animal drug and vaccine provider, reported a revenue of USD 45.3 million in the first nine months of 2022,...

India raises protection bars on transboundary viral diseases

India’s Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu) has organized a workshop on ‘Strategy on control and eradication of formidable transboundary animal...

South Korea reports new ASF outbreak

South Korea's Agriculture Ministry reported an ASF outbreak at a pig farm in Cheorwon county, about 71km northeast of Seoul, on November 9. It marked the first...

Korea’s new ASF outbreak kills 5500 pigs

Korea has reported a new ASF outbreak after two months of being ASF-free, once again raising the alarm about the potential risk of wild...

​Early detection, biosecurity save pigs from ASF in China

When ASF hits, farms have little time to act (about six days) and few treatment options, if at all. To outpace the virus, farms...

ASF dampens pig industry in Assam

ASF continues to plague Assam state in northeast India, dampening the growth of the pig industry. The Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary continues...

Filipinos assured of enough pork for holidays

The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) assured consumers that there is enough pork for the holiday season. Fears were raised after ASF hit some...

Kemin dives further into ASF protection

As an added feature of Asian Agribiz’s 2022 Pig Feed Quality Conference, Kemin Industries sponsored a deep dive tutorial on protecting against ASF beyond...

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