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BRIEF-Russia's Rusagro reports ASF outbreak at 1 pork production site
September 7, 2017 / 3:03 PM / 17 days ago

BRIEF-Russia's Rusagro reports ASF outbreak at 1 pork production site

MOSCOW, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Russian farming conglomerate Rusagro (Ros Agro Plc) says:

* An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been detected at one of its 24 pork production sites in Russia’s Belgorod region on Sept. 5;

* The company quarantined the livestock, launched its liquidation and took measures to eliminate further spread of the virus;

* Results of the analysis showed no contamination at Rusagro’s other production sites and there is a minimum risk of the virus transferring to other sites;

* Possible losses in pork production and sales from the outbreak are insignificant, according to Rusagro’s estimate. (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom)

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