The authorities of Lithuania suggested that pig farmers to refuse to keep pigs in exchange for compensation. To such measures the government of the country was prompted by the recent outbreak of ASF at the biggest pig farm of the Danish company Idavang in the Akmenes region, pigua.info reported.
During the period of 2017-2018 the countries of Europe noted the expansion of dysfunctional territories due to the ASF and the increase in the number of affected animals. This is reported by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, pigua.info reported.
The dependence of domestic livestock on the import of breeding resources has become threatening: it is more than 40% in pig production and more than 65% in dairy cattle breeding. This was told in an interview with akcenty.com.ua by the First Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences, Mykhailo Hladii, AgroRolit.com reports.
African swine fever poses problems for the pig industry in Europe, as foreign partners refuse to continue negotiations on the supply of European pork because of the spread of the virus, pigua.info reported.