Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the Ministry of agriculture and natural resources to unite in the fight against the African plague of pigs, without involving him personally to the shooting of wild boars.
“No, you’re not particularly to wear to the shooting of wild boars, you do and coordinate with the Ministry of environment. A fight with ASF need is definitely the truth”, – quotes “Interfax” words of the head of state made during the meeting of the presidential Council for strategic development and priority projects.
According to the Agency, the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachyov raised the question about the veterinary situation in the country, in particular the spread of African swine fever. “The main problem is our wild boars, etc. by the Way, I must give credit, we with the Ministry of natural resources in General have come to a consensus and work in this direction”, – said the Minister.
Tkachev also said that in the regions there are difficulties in the absence of veterinary control of private households. And without measures against ASF, he said, foreign markets for export of Russian meat won’t open.
In turn, the Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy, the question Vladimir Putin on the work to limit the population of wild boars is reported that the company will set the minimum level of population of wild boars in the territories where the organized grazing of pigs. “We border with countries where a relatively high degree of Achs, where we set the quarantine zone – the zone where all boars will not. In General, the focus will be on veterinary direction”, – reported he.
We will add, earlier on November 25, it became known that new cases of African swine fever were revealed in the company “Kuban bacon”, which belongs to JSC “Firm “Agrocomplex them. N. I. Tkachev”.
“In the study of blood samples of pigs by the laboratory detected genetic material of ASF virus. Only two sites contains 34 549 pigs. All livestock will be destroyed”, – quotes “Interfax” the message of the Rosselkhoznadzor administration for Krasnodar Krai and Adygea Republic.
The outbreak of ASF on a farm, which belongs to the eldest daughter of the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev, was identified at the beginning of November, informs “Live Kuban”. In total, according to “Delovaya Gazeta Yuga”, this month the Kuban was 10 outbreaks among domestic animals and in some large pig farms. Rosselkhoznadzor talking about the lack of proper control by the regional administration.
Last year, “Kuban bacon” has completed the construction of large-scale livestock complex with full cycle of growing and processing of primary products. It was invested 3.2 billion roubles.
Agrokompleks them. N. I. Tkachev – the largest agricultural enterprises in Krasnodar Krai. It includes 40 companies involved in poultry farming, pig breeding, meat and milk cattle breeding, crop production, and trading and processing companies. The company is one of the largest owners of farmland in Russia.
African swine fever – especially dangerous is highly contagious viral disease that affects wild and domestic pigs of all breeds and ages at any time of the year. ASF is not dangerous to humans, but usually leads to large losses in the agricultural sector. Pigs become infected by contact with sick animals and in most cases die.
To eat meat of sick pigs safe, since during heat treatment the virus is killed at 70 degrees Celsius. The main danger is the spread of the disease in the vast territory, which in this case will face almost complete loss of pig population.
The only way of combating infection is to destroy infected animals. In Russia, ASF was first registered in 2008.