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African Swine Fever

The latest analysis and outbreak information about African swine fever (ASF), a crisis anticipated to have a lasting effect across all protein segments, impact protein trade all over the world and possibly disrupt the global protein supply chain. Article topics include early symptom detection, vaccine research, biosecurity measures, trade implications and pork market conditions impacting producers’ bottom line.

ARTICLES

Can feed additives control ASF?

Researchers find additives solutions successful in fight against swine viruses
Pipeline Veterinary Services' Scott Dee examines feed additive solutions for fighting swine viruses in effort to control ASF.
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Phibro Animal Health pursues patent for ASF vaccine

Researchers aim to create specific epitope-based vaccine, rather than attenuated live vaccine
Phibro Animal Health Corp. is pursuing patent protection after what it calls a “significant advance in the ongoing development of a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF).”
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Canada, EU reach ASF zoning agreement

Agreement should allow for continued trade of pork and pork by-products from ASF-free zones
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the European Commission’s Department of Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in the event of an ASF outbreak.
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USDA: China feed demand, soybean imports down

Researchers develop soybeans that are adapted to thrive in the country’s southern region
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that China’s feed demand and imports of soybeans are down, some analysts say the numbers are still surprisingly high, given the depletion of the country’s pig herd due to the deadly African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks that have plagued it for almost a year.
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Potential gains from ASF outweigh rising grain prices

The poultry market should benefit enough from the African swine fever situation to offset either a rise in production or increased feed costs.
The U.S. poultry market should see enough benefits from the African swine fever situation to offset either a slight rise in production or increased feed costs.
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Hamlet Protein receives delegation from China

Hamlet Protein, industry leader in high quality vegetable protein solutions for young animals, received a delegation of Chinese industry professionals and scientists in Denmark. With Chinese pig production under strain from African Swine Fever (ASF), and rapidly changing regulations on the use of antibiotics, an exchange on nutrition and health aspects of pig feed formulation was well received by the forum of Danish and Chinese participants.
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