South Korea confirms ASF outbreak in Paju, near North Korean border

South Korea’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak at a hog farm in Paju, a town near the border with North Korea.

Around 4,000 hogs will be culled. The government also imposed a temporary ban on hog movements.

South Korea imports pork from the United States and Germany. Pork imports amount to around 1/3 of the country’s total pork supplies.

The country has a hog population of 11.3 million head and per capita pork consumption in 2018 was 27.0 kg.

Source: Reuters