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.
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael H. McCain spoke with relative confidence that the Canadian and North American pork industries are well-positioned to protect its pig herds, should the presence of African swine fever (ASF) be confirmed in the continent.
China’s Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council intends to remove punitive tariffs on U.S. pork and soybeans, as well as some other agricultural goods from the United States, according to Chinese media outlet Xinhua.
Despite a seven-month decline in the size of china’s pig herd due to African swine fever, feed demand in China has decreased only marginally. Imports of U.S. soybeans, however, continue to drop dramatically.