Is it possible to live with African swine fever (ASF)? Although no one wants to live with this devastating virus that has no cure or vaccine, Ilia Zubtsov, genetic and technical services manager for PIC Russia, said it’s possible. But, there are several things the industry will need to do to make it happen.
In 2007, the first reported case of ASF struck Russia. The number of outbreaks grew in Russia’s domestic herd by over 400% in 2016. At the
Iowa Pork Congress
, Zubtsov said despite ASF, Russia consistently grew pork production from 2007 to 2019.