South Korean pig farms now allowed to restock following ASF outbreaks

October 5, 2020 - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture has permitted pig farms to resume operations following outbreaks of African swine fever in the country. The last outbreak in local pigs occurred on October 9 last year.

There are 261 farms in the Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces that have been left empty since the ASF outbreaks. These locations will now undergo disinfection and inspections before restocking.

As of September 8, a total of 736 cases in wild boars have been detected in the northern regions of Gyeonggi and Gangwon. Cases previously declined significantly from April to June but have since been increasing.