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South Korea stories ASF outbreaks on two massive farms – Swine information

On September 19, an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak was confirmed on a big pig farm in Chuncheon, Gangwon- do with over 7,000 animals. With a view to forestall the unfold of ASF, all pigs raised on the farm had been culled. Emergency quarantine measures similar to automobile entry management, disinfection, and epidemiological investigation are in progress.

Following affirmation of the outbreak, a 24-hour standstill was ordered for pig farms, slaughterhouses, feed factories, entry automobiles, and associated livestock amenities in Gangwon- do (excluding Cheorwon).

A complete of 43 farms inside the quarantine zone, are present process detailed inspections, and all 200 pig farms in Gangwon-do will endure testing. Through the testing, ASF was detected on a further farm inside the quarantine zone positioned 5.3km away with 6,500 pigs which had been additionally culled.

The affect of those two outbreaks on the availability and demand of pork is anticipated to be restricted. In keeping with the Nationwide Statistical Workplace Livestock Development Survey, as of June 1, 2022, the variety of home pigs raised in South Korea was 11.17 million. The roughly 13,000 animals culled on these two affected farms symbolize solely 0.1% of the whole home pig stock.

September 19, 2022/ Ministry of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Affairs/ South Korea.



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