In his latest Eastern European update, Russian journalist Vladislav Vorotnitkov examines the lasting effect of African swine fever on the region’s pig industry
African swine fever (ASF) remains a pressing issue for pig farmers in Eurasia. In Eastern Europe, where the disease has been present for more than a decade, there is no respite on the horizon – all the affected countries face different problems.
Since the beginning of 2019, pork prices in Estonia have jumped by 40% on average, according to meat producer HKScan Estonia, with the average cost of pork purchased by meat-processing plants in the country now 50% higher than it was in January.
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