Miratorg Pork producer reported ASF outbreak
Spread partly by wild boars, ASF is harmless to human beings. The outbreak was detected at a feeding station at Miratorg’s Ivitsa 2 pork production site in the Belgorod region, privately owned Miratorg said in a statement. Belgorod is Russia’s largest pork producing region. It has had several ASF outbreaks this year.
Results of the analysis have been sent to a state laboratory and Miratorg has quarantined 24,000 pigs at the site to eliminate the spread of the virus.
If the outbreak is verified, all pigs at the feeding station will have to be culled, Miratorg said. It said it had notified its insurance companies about the incident and had started evaluation of the possible damage.