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Taiwan speeding up modernization of pig farms in wake of ASF fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is tightening the rules for feeding pigs with kitchen waste in order to prevent an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak that could jeopardize the country’s siza...

Dumping kitchen waste in Taiwan punishable by up to NT$15 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF...

4 pig farms fined NT$30,000 for illegal use of kitchen waste as feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hog farms have been fined for using kitchen waste as feed without prior approval, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturd...

Taiwan offers NT$1.2 million reward for reporting improper feeding practices at pig farms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The agricultural authorities in Taiwan have put up a cash reward of NT$1.2 million (US$42,962) for those providing information on hog farmers violating pig feed rules. ...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...

Taiwan confirmed ASF free after discovery of infected Chinese pig corpse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 6,400 pig farms in Taiwan have been proven clear of African swine fever (ASW) following the report of an infected pig in the north last week believed to have drifte...

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world’s largest pork producer, still recov...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new...

Taiwan Sugar Corporation to close its largest pig farm in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TSC) plans to scale back its pig farming in Vietnam by closing its largest facility in the country and investing NT$10.7 billion (US$369 million)...

Flush with cash, Chinese hog producer builds world's largest pig farm

Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on a single site than any company in the world - a risky investment with de...

Minnesota company gets most aid in Iowa hog disposal program

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One influential pork company has received most of the money from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their ind...

Dutch farmers, construction workers protest pollution policy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers and construction workers protested across the Netherlands early Wednesday, driving in slow-moving convoys during the morning rush hour to demonstrate against gove...

Poland wants troops, police to shoot boars with swine fever

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's agriculture minister on Wednesday proposed that army and police personnel should be allowed to shoot wild boars infected with African swine fever, to help fight the dise...

NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Ko...

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pi...