New Colombian region declared CSF-free
The World Organization for Animal Health granted the certification of Classical Swine Fever-free for the central-eastern region of Colombia, comprising the departments of Boyaca, Caqueta, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Meta, Santander, Tolima and Sur del Casanare. The industry in the area is represented by small, medium-size and technical farms that are working for years to eradicate the disease.
According to the Colombian Association of Pork Producers Porkcolombia, this good news means that 95% of the country's hog production is taking place in CSF-free territories, where the main genetic centers and processing plants for export are also housed.
“Without a doubt, it is a great achievement of Colombian pig farmers for the country's animal health. That 95% of production originates from CSF-free territories is a firm step to continue advancing our strategic pillar of pork internationalization,” said Jeffrey Fajardo, Executive President of the Porkcolombia Association.
Since 2020, Colombia started negotiations with several large Asian markets to start pork exports in the region.
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