European Commission extends zone 3 of ASF control in Estonia
The European Commission has extended zone two of control of the spread of African swine fever in Estonia to cover all of continental Estonia and zone three in the regions of the counties of West-Viru, Jogeva and Harju where cases of ASF have been notified of late.
Farm contests killing of thousands of swine
Kallukse Pig Farm owner suspects that the samples by Veterinary and Food Board (VTA) which showed African Swine Fever and led to what he says was unnecessary killing of over 4,200 swine were incorrect. VTA claims the opposite.
27.07.2016, Toomas HermPM
Farming crisis paving way for milk from Poland
Farmers do not think current governmental measures suffice to crawl out of the crisis engulfing milk and pork industry these past few years. Rather, they foresee invasion of imports.
12.04.2016, Siiri LiivaPM
HKScan launches live pig imports from Finland
HKScan Estonia, the largest enterprise in Estonian food industry, is importing a tenth of live swine needed for its production from Finland in fourth quarter.
01.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
SEB grants grace period to third of milk producers
Over a third of milk producing clients of SEB have applied for grace period regarding loan payments, and some are failing to even pay the interests.
15.09.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Hunting adviser: hunt no good to stop spread of fever
Environment ministry hunting adviser Tõnu Traks says it was no way African swine fever could have been slowed down by hunting wild swine once the hazard surfaced. To the contrary: Estonia opted, by banning driven hunt, to keep the beast in place where they were and thus granted farmers time to take needed measures in farms. Now, it is only the diligence of farmers that can keep fever off domestic swine.
27.08.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Estonia reports new ASF cases in Tartu, Viljandi counties
The Estonian Food and Veterinary Board said on Tuesday it has detected African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs on two more farms with altogether 4,000 pigs in southern Estonia.
The next hazard to hogs: human curiosity
Agriculture ministry says the public has overheated with interests towards African swine fever: journalists and others need to consider that by thronging near burial sites they endanger the swine that are well.
18.08.2015, Indrek MäePM
Estonia reports new ASF cases in Voru, Viljandi counties
The Estonian Food and Veterinary Board said on Wednesday it has detected African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs on two more farms in southern Estonia.
ASF found in domestic pigs in West-Viru County
The Estonian Veterinary and Food Board on Tuesday confirmed the African swine fever (ASF) diagnosis on a small holding with three pigs in the Rakke municipality of West-Viru County; two major pig farms lie in the buffer zone to be established.
Scientist says Estonia «lulled by pig fever staying in woods only»
Till yesterday morning, Tartu County farms remained untouched by African fever. But once it hit, a large farm was the target with 1,200 swine to be killed. Life Sciences professor claims the development was foreseen.
31.07.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: pigs dying, folks crying
Pity the pig farmers stricken by the plague. For a moment, let's restrain the epistles about what cold have been done better prevention wise. The fever is such a sad thing to happen... economically and emotionally, to owners and employees. As well as a warning to others.
Estonian agency: ASF restriction zone to expand
Discussions with the European Commission over establishing an extensive restriction zone in Estonia in connection with the spread of African swine fever (ASF) will begin soon but it's clear that the zone will expand compared to initial agreements and there will be no holes left in it, director general of the Veterinary and Food Board Ago Partel told BNS on Thursday.
African swine fever found on pig farm in Estonia's Jarva County
The African swine fever (ASF) was for the first time found on a pig farm in Estonia's Jarva County.
ASF arrives in Estonia's Tartu County, 1,200 pigs to be killed
Estonia's Veterinary and Food Board discovered African swine fever (ASF) on a pig farm in Tartu County during a routine check and as a result 1,200 pigs are to be killed.