African swine fever dominated the news in the animal feed industry in June.


1. African swine fever hits a third Polish pig farm

That African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed at two commercial farms in different regions of Poland within one month must be matter for concern for a country fighting a long-running battle against the disease in its wild boar population.

 

2. China-developed ASF vaccine has shown preventive effects

South China's Hainan Province Agricultural authorities confirmed that the African swine fever (ASF) vaccine developed in China has shown certain preventive effects after clinical trials.

 

3. China pork prices rise as ASF depletes herd

As China’s pig herd continues to be depleted by African swine fever (ASF), pork prices are rising and the country is becoming increasingly dependent on imports to supply its demand for pork.

 

4. ASF researcher: Controlling Chinese outbreak could take decades

Despite its unprecedented scale, a former scientist at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of New York says he’s not entirely surprised by the latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

 

5. China ag ministry rejects claims of successful ASF vaccine

China’s Ministry of Agriculture has rejected a claim that an African swine fever (ASF) vaccine developed in China has shown certain preventive effects after clinical trials.

 

6. Vietnam’s African swine fever cull nears 3 million

The African swine fever (ASF) situation in Vietnam has deteriorated to the point where a senior politician is encouraging the country’s pig farmers to switch to the production of poultry or cattle, while new outbreaks of the disease have also been reported in domestic pigs in China, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine.

 

7. $2.5M awarded to whistleblower in Cargill trades case

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has awarded $2.5 million to a whistleblower who exposed violations in how Cargill handled trades.

 

8. Report: Nutreco in talks to buy CJ Cheil Jedang’s feed assets

Aquafeed producer Nutreco is in talks to buy the animal feed assets of CJ Cheil Jedang Corp., according to a Bloomberg report.

 

9. FDA reports steep decline in antibiotic sales for animal feed

Despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) report that U.S. sales of antibiotics have dropped by one-third, it could be several years before experts are certain what the trend means for animal health or the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 

10. US corn, soybean producers face latest planting delays in history

Despite dramatic planting progress in recent days, U.S. authorities anticipate that flooding in the Midwest will spur increases in corn and soybean prices in the coming months.