April 5, 2021

 

Indonesia to set up ASF-free pig breeding site in North Sumatra

 


Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture is in the process of transforming a government-owned pig breeding unit located in Siborong-borong, North Sumatra into a compartment free of African swine fever (ASF).

 

The unit is in the process of obtaining an ASF-free compartment certificate, which will ensure that the public can access healthy, quality and ASF-free piglets.

 

Inspections found that the unit already had adequate infrastructure and management; however, several improvements to the supporting aspects must be made before the unit can be designated as an ASF-free compartment. The unit's sub-population of pigs has a higher health status from the sub-population in the surrounding environment based on management and biosecurity factors.

 

The ASF-free compartmentalization is a government guarantee to ensure that pigs produced from the unit are ASF-free and can be distributed to other areas.

 

- Pig333 Staff / Ministry of Agriculture (Indonesia)