The African Swine Fever (ASF) detected in local farms last month and soaring pork pellet rates have been faulted for a severe decline in pork production in Sabah, causing prices to skyrocket.
According to a statement issued by Sabah Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan in March this year, the ASF had explicitly cost the lives of 3,259 backyard pigs, 199 wildpigs, and 5,534 commercial pigs.
“These numbers do not include cases of ASF infections that were not reported.”
“As a result, I urge owners of backyard and commercial pigs to collaborate with the ministry by disclosing any deaths on their farms.”
“The ministry also instructs against marketing or transferring live pigs, regardless of whether the pigs originated in ASF-designated districts or not. All live pigs must be…