ASF Update: Heilbron

Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported near Heilbron in the Free State. Johann Kotzé, CEO of SAPPO and Dr Peter Evans, responsible for consumer assurance at the organisation, visited the farm on 13 May and they are satisfied that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) are applying the necessary control measures.

The farm, of an upcoming small producer, was placed under quarantine and depopulation will take place this week under the supervision of the SPCA and the state veterinarian in the province.

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