Germany builds fences around ASF infected area
Electric fences are built fast in the German district of Spree-Neisse around the area where the wild boar carcass infected with African swine fever was found. The district administration in Forst, Brandenburg, announced that the core zone covers a radius of three kilometres from the site of the discovery.
Two other areas, spread on 15 kilometres and 30 kilometres have been established in the region. The risk of contamination is considered to be high as in the core zone is a pig farm and 16 others are placed around at different distances. The animals are now checked for ASF infections and the authorities will have to decide if they are going to be culled or slaughtered and put for consumption.
Pig meat prices in Germany have dropped by €0.20 due to lost access in some third markets such as Japan, South Korea, China and the Philippines. Further shocks for the swine industry are expected in the EU market as important volumes of pork from Germany are to be diverted from the Asian export markets in the single market.
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