Germany confirms 1st case of swine fever on its territory

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's agriculture minister says the country's first case of African swine fever has been confirmed in a wild boar cadaver found in the eastern state of Brandenburg, near the Polish b...

Taiwan government defends end of ban on US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Saturday (Aug. 29) defended its decision to lift a ban on the import of pork from the United States against criticism from local opposition lead...

China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. ...

Virus lockdown for world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs

NEW DELHI (AP) — Pygmy hogs — the world’s smallest and rarest wild pig — are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African swin...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Fire under control on Danish former research island

HELSINKI (AP) — Emergency and rescue workers in Denmark brought a blaze under control Tuesday on a largely deserted Danish island that until recently housed an animal disease research center, local me...

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

BEIJING (AP) — While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inne...

Japan to slap hefty fine on meat smugglers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will impose heavy penalties on those smuggling meat products into the country starting Wednesday (July 1) in a bid to keep African swine fever (ASF) at bay. Indiv...

Pork exports allowed after OIE designates Taiwan FMD-free zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pork has been cleared for export following an over two-decade hiatus after a global animal health agency declared the nation free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

European Commission Ratifies: Belgium May Reduce the ASF-Infected Zone

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - June 12, 2020 - On May 18th, the European Commission ratified Belgium's proposal to reduce the ASF-infected zone in the province of Luxemburg. This zon...

Taiwan set to resume pork exports later this year after 2-decade hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can expect to resume fresh pork exports as early as the second half of this year, according to the country's animal husbandry authorities on Monday (June 8). ...

China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

BEIJING (AP) — As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beijing ready t...

China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

BEIJING (AP) — As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beiji...

China economy better but vital consumer demand still feeble

BEIJING (AP) — Factory output rose in April as China’s virus-battered economy reopened but job losses depressed consumer spending, a key driver of growth, challenging the ruling Communist Party's push...