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14 swine fever outbreaks reported in Mindanao

THE PHILIPPINES has logged 14 new African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks, according to the latest report by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).

Germany considers aid to farmers after swine fever

HAMBURG — The German government is considering aid to farmers after prices fell following the discovery of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild animals in the country, Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Friday.

Pork imports from Germany banned on African Swine Fever

THE PHILIPPINES has banned pork imports from Germany after the European country reported its first case of the African Swine Fever (ASF).

P1.9-B released for typhoon affected farmers, fisherfolk, and ASF-affected hog raisers

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) said that it has released P1.9 billion from its quick response fund (QRF) to help farmers and fisherfolk affected...

SRP pressuring pork producers; more supply cuts expected

THE pork industry blamed the high retail prices of pork on the reduced hog population due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Luzon since September, and raised the prospect of further supply erosion as producers claim they can’t make money at the current suggested retail price (SRP) settings.

Davao meat vendors, processors seek help amid sales drop due to...

PORK vendors and meat processors in Davao City are feeling the impact of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak as sales have dropped by up to 50% since the confirmed cases were reported early this month.

CDO disposes uncertified pork

Cagayan de Oro City’s Anti-African Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force confiscated and disposed more than 600 kilos of pork intercepted at a quarantine checkpoint on Feb. 20, the city information office reported on Monday.

Local pork industry takes hit with the African swine fever

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed this month that thousands of local livestock have been affected by ASF. While ASF only impacts pigs and not humans (therefore not a public health threat), the local pork industry is definitely straining against the spread of this new disease.

Duterte orders ASF zoning implementation as 2 Davao City villages placed...

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has issued the order for the implementation of the national zoning plan to contain the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF).

ASF outbreak: Lingayen culls infected swines; Davao Occidental declares state of...

PIGS THAT tested positive for the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Barangay Namolan have been culled, the Lingayen provincial office reported Tuesday evening.

Davao Occidental ready to augment DA’s ASF fund for culled pigs

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL Governor Claude P. Bautista said on Monday that the provincial government is ready to buy pigs from farmers as another measure to prevent the further spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak that started in Don Marcelino town.

African swine fever detected in more provinces

AFRICAN SWINE FEVER (ASF) has spread further, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar announced on Friday, identifying more areas north and south of Metro Manila as the latest affected sites.

African swine fever hits another village

THE Agriculture department as identified more areas where there has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever, it said yesterday.

Purefoods assures its pork products not affected by ASF

THE Purefoods-Hormel Co. on Thursday assured the public that its hotdogs, bacon and canned products are safe to eat and are “not affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF).”

Hog raisers receive piglets from local gov’t

COTABATO province gave away 125 piglets aged one to one-and-a-half months to hog raisers on Tuesday to help the local industry and show that it is not affected by African swine fever.

Meat processors scrambling to save holiday sales amid provincial bans

THE meat processing industry is expecting at least a 5-10% reduction in the value of its annual production because of restrictions on processed meat products in selected provinces.

African Swine Fever outbreak confirmed

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) on Monday confirmed the first outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Philippines, adding that quarantine measures have been tightened to prevent the spread of the virus.

Anti-swine fever measures small price to pay to preserve ₱200-B hog...

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would rather see pork prices rise as a result of measures adopted to minimize the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF), than allow the disease to enter the country and devastate the P200- billion hog-raisng industry.

China detects African swine fever in four farms in single day

BEIJING — China reported four cases of African swine fever on Thursday alone, bringing the number of outbreaks to 13 since the virus was discovered in the country just over a month ago.