4th Global Feed Summit,

24-25 Feb, 2021 - Bangkok, THAILAND

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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Philippines curbs spread of African swine fever

Posted on : 20 Jan, 2020

Africa swine fever (ASF) has affected the animal feed industry in Asia. However, according to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, the Philippines have curtailed the spread of ASF with effective measures on the movement of hogs, pork products, and feed ingredients.
Although key production areas remain affected in the country, the USDA report has lowered its feed wheat consumption estimate for the year to just 100,000 MT from 300,000 MT.
The two main regions that are severely affected by ASF are Central Luzon and Calabarzon. They together account for over one third of total pork production and nearly 30 percent of the hog inventory. Although the spread of ASF has declined recently, the disease led to a decline in hog inventories to nearly one percent year over year through September 2019, as per Philippine Statistics Authority.
The country aims to offset the fall in hog feed demand partially by switching of backyard hog farmers from swill to commercial feeding.
More about the impact of Africa swine fever will be discussed at CMT’s 4th Global Feed Summit in Bangkok.
Contact Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details on the program.