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EU Faces Long Battle to Control African Swine Fever

Germany, Poland have passed 2,000 milestone for ASF in their wild boar populations


Germany is facing a long battle to control African swine fever (ASF), according to a Reuters report last week. Among the consequences of the disease has been a loss of some of its important export markets for pork, particularly China, reports Feed Strategy.

According to the agriculture minister for the state of Saxony, ASF is a problem not only for Germany but also for the European Union.

Wolfram Guenther was speaking after a meeting last week, when Germany’s federal ministry of agriculture restated its commitment to support the country’s individual states to control ASF.

This was stated by the ministry’s parliamentary state secretary Uwe Feiler to a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers, where he said that all stakeholders must play their part in tackling the disease.

Feiler said the ministry is supporting particularly the authorities in Brandenburg and Saxony in their battle to halt the spread of the infection — not only for their own states but for the whole country.

Read the full report at Feed Strategy.

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