African Swine Fever

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

NFU Scotland calls for proper border checks on imported pigmeat

The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) into a new area of Europe has sparked fresh calls from NFU Scotland...

June 7, 2022

NI minister reminds pig farmers of ASF risk

NI minister reminds pig farmers of ASF risk

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is reminding pig owners about the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) following a...

February 4, 2022

NFU Scotland calls for immediate halt to pork imports

NFU Scotland calls for immediate halt to pork imports

The National Famers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has written to the UK government calling for immediate action to stop imports of...

December 8, 2021

Public-private partnership required to help control African swine fever

Public-private partnership required to help control African swine fever

A public-private partnership approach to help control the spread of African swine fever (ASF) has commenced, coinciding with a recent...

July 14, 2021

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

Three more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boars in Germany. According to Reuters, the...

October 5, 2020

7 more cases of African swine fever reported in Germany

7 more cases of African swine fever reported in Germany

Seven more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported in Germany by the federal agriculture ministry. This brings the...

September 22, 2020

Pigmeat prices continue to drift downwards with the threat of Covid-19 and ASF

Pigmeat prices continue to drift downwards with the threat of Covid-19 and ASF

For much of 2020, the volume of pigmeat leaving UK abattoirs has been lower than earlier recorded levels, a contributory...

September 19, 2020

5 new cases of African swine fever in Germany

5 new cases of African swine fever in Germany

Five new cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boar in the Brandenburg region of Germany...

September 16, 2020

China bans German pork imports after African swine fever case

China bans German pork imports after African swine fever case

China has said it will ban any imports of German pork after a case of African swine fever (ASF) was...

September 14, 2020

Germany confirms its first case of African swine fever

Germany confirms its first case of African swine fever

Germany has confirmed its first case of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar found dead in Brandenburg close...

September 10, 2020

Small-scale pig keepers invited to take African swine fever survey

Small-scale pig keepers invited to take African swine fever survey

The UK government has launched a survey aimed at small-scale pig keepers today (July 20) as it steps up its...

July 20, 2020

4 more cases of African swine fever confirmed in Poland

4 more cases of African swine fever confirmed in Poland

The risk of African swine fever to the UK has been kept at ‘medium’ and farmers advised to remain vigilant...

July 5, 2020

Study finds Pirbright African swine fever vaccine has 100% success rate

Study finds Pirbright African swine fever vaccine has 100% success rate

Scientists from The Pirbright Institute are a step closer in the race to develop a vital vaccine for African swine...

May 22, 2020

UK scientists successfully map African swine fever genome

UK scientists successfully map African swine fever genome

UK scientists have succeeded in mapping the expression of genes across the entire African Swine Fever virus (ASFV) genome, which has...

February 24, 2020

UK and Australia join forces in simulated African swine fever exercise

UK and Australia join forces in simulated African swine fever exercise

This week, the UK and the New South Wales government in Australia are joining forces on a simulated exercise to...

January 31, 2020

Pig herd to be more efficient after ASF, but consumption down

Pig herd to be more efficient after ASF, but consumption down

African swine fever (ASF) was first declared in north east China in August 2018. At present, there is no treatment...

October 27, 2019

ASF spread continues in South Korea despite containment measures

ASF spread continues in South Korea despite containment measures

It has been reported by media outlets in South Korea that the country’s government has been using helicopters in an...

October 11, 2019

Prime pig prices 3.5% up on 2018 levels

Prime pig prices 3.5% up on 2018 levels

Despite a significant drop in household spending on pork and cured pig meat products, British prime pig producer prices were...

September 9, 2019