Biosecurity key to minimizing ASF spread

September 12, 2019

Following the government’s announcement that several samples from dead pigs tested positive for ASF, Philippine pig producers, especially in the backyard sector, must strictly follow biosecurity measures and implement good animal husbandry practices, Edwin Chen, President of the Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines told Asian Agribiz. He added that “the collaboration between private stakeholders, be they backyard or commercial farms, and the Department of Agriculture on the implementation of quarantine and safety measures” is paramount.