African Swine Fever: A Global Update – December 2019

ASF remains the dominant issue in global animal protein as we head into 2020, with China as the focal point of the global ASF challenge, according the Rabobank’s most recent global update on the topic.

Report Summary

Ongoing spread of ASF across Asia, a possible second wave of outbreaks in Northern China, and continuing occurrences in Europe confirm the disease remains the dominant issue in global animal protein. “The ongoing spreading of the disease, and the price response to the impacts of ASF are rightly under the spotlight,” according to Justin Sherrard, Global Strategist – Animal Protein. “The market is improving its understanding of the issue and its near- and longer-term implications, but uncertainty is just as much a part of the picture.”