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New ASF cases in 3 Asian states, Russian Far East

Philippines on high alert after increase in pig mortalities
In the past few weeks, African swine fever (ASF) has spread to new regions or returned to previously infected areas of China, Laos, Myanmar and the Far Eastern region of Russia, while the Philippines is in high alert following a sudden increase in mortality among backyard pigs.
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ASF and the trade of genetics, consultants and feeds

There is an underground movement to eschew animals, people and products that have been in ASF-affected areas, but everything remains rather hushed for the moment.
Perhaps it is an overreaction. Perhaps it is an opportunity to cut back on costs. Perhaps it is neither or both, but I have heard of cases where major pig producers are keeping growing-finishing gilts back for breeding as they decided to stop bringing in new genetic stock in fear of introducing the African swine fever (ASF) virus to their herds.
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ASF’s impact on the feed additives industry

Some companies have already shown indications of a fallout from the spread of the deadly disease.
Another victim of the African swine fever (ASF) virus that is wiping out a huge chunk of the global pig industry, with no sign it has peaked, is the feed additives industry. Unlike previous years when this industry made tremendous gains by siding with the movement to reduce antibiotic usage in the animal industry, there appears very little role left for it to play in the crisis.
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ASF likely to change Asian livestock farming

Some countries and entrepreneurs are making changes to their farming structure or businesses.
Chinese authorities have recorded the return of African swine fever (ASF) to Hubei province. Following the devastating losses to Asian pork production brought about by a year under the threat of outbreaks, some countries and entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to make changes to their farming structure or businesses.
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Japan's poultry production continues to grow

The country's poultry meat production and consumption rose last year and this positive performance is thought to have continued into 2019.
Japan's chicken and egg producers are continuing to respond to favorable market chicken, with demand favoring high-value products.
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Taiwan requiring health certificates for eggs, gelatins

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration makes change, effective August 1
The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) now requires health certificates for eggs and egg products, as well as gelatin and its derivatives intended for food use, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announced.
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Jamesway hires new regional sales manager for Southwest Asia

Southwest Asia is a burgeoning poultry market, and Jamesway is dedicated to ensuring that it has the most knowledgeable and capable personnel available to service this dynamic area. With that in mind, the company is excited to announce that Mr. Pradeep Kolte has accepted a position with Jamesway and will be its new Regional Sales Manager for Southwest Asia as of July 2019.
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African swine fever spreads in Southeast Asia

Northernmost province of Laos sees first outbreak
Since the Chinese authorities reported the first cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Liaoning province in August 2018, the disease has spread widely within China, and to other states in Asia — Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam — as well as to Europe and South Africa.
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Pathway Intermediates expands global presence to Vietnam

On June 29th, Pathway Intermediates officially opened a new branch, Pathway Intermediates Vietnam Co., Ltd. Following the opening of its Thailand branch in 2016, Pathway Intermediates now brings its global presence to Vietnam. Pathway Intermediates aims to actively deliver feed solutions in Southeast Asia.
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