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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.

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Will the US benefit from ASF in China?

With ASF dramatically wiping out China’s pork supply, producers around the world are questioning what country will be the front-runner in exporting pork to China to keep up with demand
Pork producers around the world are wondering who China will turn to for supply and how politics will continue to play a role.
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US, Canada agree to continue trade in event of ASF

Countries will allow continued trade of swine, swine semen, pet food and animal by-products and meat in approved disease-free zones
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have agreed to allow safe trade to continue in the event African swine fever (ASF) is reported in either country.
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Rabobank: China poultry industry to grow due to ASF

Efforts to expand China’s poultry sector are expected to drive 10 percent growth in poultry supplies for 2019
With China’s pork supply greatly reduced as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak, the Asian country’s poultry industry is expected to expand, according to the latest Rabobank Pork Quarterly report.
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ASF spurs additional research into optimal feed holding times

Study suggests shorter holding times than previous estimates, but questions about practicality remain
New research suggests producers would benefit from erring on the side of caution when it comes to feed that may be contaminated with viral diseases, but questions about the practicality of extended feed holding times remain.
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Tyson: Prices to jump as China cold storage supply depletes

Meat and poultry prices are already changing, but the biggest changes are yet to come, Noel White says
Meat and poultry prices are already starting to move as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China, but once the country’s inventories in cold storage are depleted, prices should rise significantly, Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said.
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How Spain eradicated ASF and expanded markets

The containment and subsequent eradication of African swine fever by authorities and swine farmers, as well as the opening of exports, make Spain a world reference.
The international director of Interporc in Madrid explains how Spain controlled the ASF outbreak from 1970's and is an example for other countries in the matter.
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Trade war, ASF disrupting US soybean, pork producers

Disease, weather, trade all huge obstacles for US industries
The ongoing trade war between China and the U.S., along with the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, has huge potential to affect American soybean and pork producers, according to two economists.
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Inovio, Plumbline to collaborate on ASF vaccine

The two companies hope the vaccine will help with the economic and production losses associated with African swine fever
Inovio would be responsible for developing the vaccine using their technology. Plumbline is set to fund the development and commercialization of the product.
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