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·         Thailand’s pork shortage spurs demand for chicken – as China, South Korea, the Philippines halt Canadian beef imports over mad cow disease

·         ASF Thailand: First case reported in slaughterhouse

 

 

 

Thailand’s pork shortage spurs demand for chicken – as China, South Korea, the Philippines halt Canadian beef imports over mad cow disease

 

o   Thailand’s pork supply has fallen around 30 per cent over the past year amid Covid-19 restrictions and curbs to prevent the spread of African swine fever

o   Elsewhere, the discovery of a case of mad cow disease in Canada prompted China, South Korea and the Philippines to temporarily suspend Canadian beef imports

 

Bloomberg

via South China Morning Post (China) - 12 Jan, 2022

 

Demand for chicken in Thailand is soaring as more diners opt for the meat, amid a severe shortage of pork that has seen prices double – as other Asian countries have halted imports of Canadian beef following discovery of mad cow disease.

 

Thailand’s pork supply has fallen around 30 per cent after production was reduced over the past year because of Covid-19 restrictions on dining and travel, measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever and rising feed prices.

 

That means more Thais are turning to chicken as a protein source, including restaurants known for their pork menus. Kaw Moo Rama 5, which is near Bangkok, said that it is now selling almost only chicken dishes because of high pork prices. Other restaurants are raising the prices of their pork dishes or reducing portions.

 

Thailand’s Department of Internal Trade announced on Tuesday that it would freeze chicken prices for at least six months to keep food prices in check. In the longer term, the government said it plans to increase chicken and pork production to keep up with demand. Thailand last week imposed a three-month ban on hog exports to cool prices...

 

more

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3163070/thailands-pork-shortage-spurs-demand-chicken-china-south

 

 

ASF Thailand: First case reported in slaughterhouse

 

Vincent ter Beek, Pig Progress 

Jan 11, 2022

 

Thai authorities confirmed the detection of ASF in a surface swab sample collected at a slaughterhouse in Nakhon Pathom province, marking the country’s first official confirmation of the disease.

 

Authorities launched a probe at the weekend, after growing public speculation that the disease was already decimating Thai pig herds, and amid accusations of a cover-up.

 

For years, the pig and pork exporting nation of Thailand did not report any outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). For various years however, experts in the international pig business have assumed that Thailand also got infected. Without official confirmation from the authorities however, factual proof was absent.

 

Sorravis Thaneto, director-general of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) said that 1 sample tested positive for ASF out of the 309 collected, including blood samples from pigs at 10 farms and surface swabs at 2 slaughterhouses in swine-raising provinces. News agency Reuters quoted him saying, “We found 1 sample that tested positive for ASF.”

 

Zoning around the ASF sample finding place ...

 

Consortium warning for ASF ...

 

Miniature pet pig found positive for ASF ...

 

“No cover up of ASF cases” ...

 

Fewer pigs, higher prices in Thailand ...

 

ASF in the bigger picture ...

 

more, including links

https://www.pigprogress.net/Health/Articles/2022/1/ASF-Thailand-First-case-reported-in-slaughterhouse-840611E/