The sixth outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the last month in Russia and the fifth in the Krasnodar region has been detected a few days ago.
According to Rosstat, the number of pigs in the Krasnodar region as of 1October has been reduced (compared to same period of the last year) by 7.2%.
“This statistic obviously is the result of outbreaks of African swine fever, said representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor. “Moreover, the greatest decrease was observed at individual households (13.4%) and on the private farms (18.5%). It is predicted that if this negative trend of livestock reduction continues, then the retail prices for meat and meat products will experience a strong pressure because the regional market could face a deficit of pork.”