One new ASF case in Germany’s wild boar population

One additional case of African swine fever has been confirmed in wild boar in Brandenburg, Germany.
calendar icon 21 October 2020
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German pig farmers are currently suffering a double blow of lower prices and reduced slaughterhouse capacity following the coronavirus crisis, German agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner said on Friday 16 October.

But Kloeckner said state aid for the pig market such as subsidised storage of unsold pork is currently not justified.

German farming associations also say large numbers of unsold pigs are having to remain on farms, despite having reached the correct size for slaughtering.

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