A major problem-- new variants of ASF are popping up

The National Pork Board says that it is watching China closely, because African swine fever is a serious threat to the U.S. herd.

Veterinarians on the ground in China say that the outbreaks are not as well managed as the Chinese government claims. The National Pork Board’s chief veterinarian tells Agri-Pulse that new variants are popping up, which is a major problem.

Dave Pyburn says that it is an opportunity and a threat.

U.S. meat exports to China are strong, but the virus has spread quickly to other countries and the longer that goes on, the greater the threat to the U.S.


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