Since the outbreak of African swine fever in wild boar in Belgium on 13 September 2018, the economic damage for the pig sector is very high. BFA has, together with Febev, developed an economic note. This note clearly shows the extent of the economic impact. The sector therefore urgently requires additional measures to stop the further dissemination of the virus as quickly as possible.
BFA Biosafety Protocol takes effect:
As announced in the Extra BFActs (for members only), phase 2 of the Biosafety Protocol developed for the African swine fever - came into force on Friday 14th of September.
BFA asks its members to strictly follow the instructions and to show the necessary vigilance.
This currently means that members who move from / to the zone concerned (see map below) are requested to comply with the measures in the protocol.
The main protocol should be a lead to take into considering the measures that have been taken regarding the transport of raw materials and animal feed in case of threat or crisis.
Attention: additional measures may apply (see appendices – first 3 days after outbreak stand still period!)
The appendices underneath are only applicable if transport takes place from/to surveillance zone when phase 2 (threat = contaminated wild boars) and throughout Belgium if phase 3 (crisis = contaminated pig farm)