African swine fever continues to dominate the headlines in the animal feed industry.

1. Researchers: Chinese ASF outbreak most likely a man-made disaster

Researchers long suspected that if African swine fever (ASF) reached China, the world would face an outbreak the likes of which it had never seen before.


2. Report: China has lost nearly half its pig herd to ASF

The global impact of a massive outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China has only just begun, according to a July report out of Rabobank in The Netherlands.


3. Feed additives found to stop spread of viral diseases in pigs

Researchers have identified feed additives that may stop the spread of viral diseases in pigs.


4. Cargill shutters Chinese feed mills in face of ASF

Cargill has recently closed multiple feed mills in the wake of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China, Reuters reported Friday.


5. Cargill: Chinese mill closures not exclusively tied to ASF

The closure of three animal nutrition plants by Cargill is not directly tied to ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, according to a company executive.



6. Can feed additives control ASF? (blog)

Jackie Roembke: Researchers find additives solutions successful in fight against swine viruses.


7. China pig farmers ramp up biosecurity to slow ASF spread

Biosecurity at pig farms and feed mills in China is being tightened in an effort to slow the spread of African swine fever (ASF), according to a Reuters report.


8. Vietnamese traveler held for bringing ASF-infected pork into Japan

A Vietnamese traveler was arrested by Japanese authorities for illegally carrying pork products infected with African swine fever (ASF) virus into the country.


9. Why researchers say developing a vaccine for ASF will take years

Researchers have spent decades attempting to develop a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), without success.


10. Battle to control African swine fever continues in Asia, Europe

African swine fever (ASF) has returned to a new region of Cambodia and to Bulgaria, while new outbreaks have been reported in domestic pigs in China, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam.