ASF in Germany impacts pork trade


African swine fever (ASF) virus was detected in a wild boar found dead in Brandenburg near Germany’s border with Poland, according to  a report published by the Fried­rich Loeffler Institute (FLI) in Ger­many. The National Reference Lab­­oratory confirmed the finding Sept. 10. It is the first case of ASF in Germany.

Germany is Europe’s largest hog-producing country, according to Bloomberg, which noted that Germany’s sales in the EU could be protected by “regionalization” rules to maintain trade within the bloc.

German pork exports to China and...

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