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Penang pig farm ordered to close due to pollution

A pig farm in Penang, Malaysia was ordered to close by the state Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) on suspicion of releasing waste and...

Smuggling of Thai chicken meat to Malaysia still rampant

Penang authorities seized 25 tons of frozen chicken breast from Thailand in an operation at the North Butterworth Container Base. Muhammad Ikram Abd Talib,...

Pork supply 100% in Penang despite ASF

ASF notwithstanding, Penang remains 100% self-sufficient in pork supply, said Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS). Ninety-four commercial farms remain ASF-free. Operations continue in...

Elimination policy slows ASF spread in Penang

Malaysia’s policy to eliminate ASF-infected and suspected pigs in control zones is breaking the spread of the disease in Penang. The policy, which requires...

ASF-hit farms in Penang now number 23

ASF has affected 23 pig farms in Penang, Malaysia, according to Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. As of January 27, nearly 8000 pigs have...

ASF affected farms rise to 11 in Penang

The number of pig farms hit by ASF in Penang, Malaysia has risen to 11. With the worsening situation, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow...

Penang prepares for the worst as ASF spreads

Asian Agribiz reported earlier that Penang state's Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has identified an area close to Sg Bakap as being potentially ASF-positive...

Penang in panic mode as ASF spreads

The state of Penang in Malaysia is in panic mode as ASF spreads to more farms. On January 6, Asian Agribiz exclusively reported that...

Penang farm demolished, 1500 pigs culled due to ASF

Another Penang farm near the Sungai Bakap site will cull around 1500 pigs due to ASF. Bukit Tambun Assemblyman Goh Choon Aik confirmed that...

ASF confirmed in Penang and Johor

Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has confirmed that ASF has hit a commercial pig farm in both Penang and Johor, Asian Agribiz exclusively...

ASF confirmed in Penang, Johor farms

Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has confirmed that ASF has hit commercial pig farms in both Penang and Johor, Asian Agribiz exclusively learned....

Penang steps up ASF monitoring

Penang’s Veterinary Services Department in Malaysia has stepped up monitoring, clinical examination, and sampling at commercial pig farms and slaughterhouses following ASF cases in...

Supply of chicken eggs stable in Penang, Malaysia

The Penang Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs department in Malaysia says there is no chicken egg crisis in the state. Deputy Director A Mogan...

Pig farmers in Penang must convert to closed systems

Pig farmers in Penang, Malaysia must convert their farms into closed systems by end-2021 to remain in operation. The state government said it is...

Penang to phase out wet market poultry slaughter

The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) in Malaysia is building a poultry distribution center to phase out poultry slaughtering in wet markets. MBPP Mayor...

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