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
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.
Pig farmer says «never infected own swine»
The lone birds on a wire. The grasshoppers fiddling to greet the fall. The silence is... the graveyard kind, somehow.
25.08.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Buried pigs bubble back from grave
Killed in a Puurmani farm and buried in Torma Parish, some swine resurfaced due to decay process power.
17.08.2015, Merike TederPM
«What do you do out of the blue...»
The rapidly spreading swine fever has affected farmers in dire straits. While the state offers support to start anew, many haven't a clue what the new might be.
13.08.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
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
Killed pigs end up as energy
EU rules say kill all pigs infected with African fever and process all animal waste that results. In Estonia, this is the job of AS Vireen, state owned and under agriculture ministry domain.
31.07.2015, Indrek MäePM
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.
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.
One pig can kill the industry
Eleven days ago, the initial Estonian domestic swine died of African fever. The darkest scenario would spell death to quite a large part of the entire industry.
29.07.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
African fever nears big pig farm: hundreds of jobs in jeopardy
In in high likelihood, African swine fever has hit a few kilometers from Ekseko, the largest pig farm in Baltics. With restrictions applied, tens of thousands of swine might be killed and hundreds of staff laid off.
28.07.2015, Karl-Eduard SalumäePM
Swine fever the new normal?
Estonia's initial domestic swine dead by African swine fever this weekend will hardly remain the last, as the virus will lurk the surrounding forests for 5 to 20 years.
22.07.2015, Oliver KundPM
African swine fever found in domestic pigs in Estonia's Viljandi, Valga counties
African swine fever has been found on two pig farms in Estonia's southern Viljandi County and on a farm in Valga County.
Consumption of domestic pork increases due to Russia's import ban
As a result of Russia's import ban on food products the share of domestic pork sales has increased drastically in Estonia's stores because the number of such consumers who consciously buy domestic meat products has increased, the regional newspaper Virumaa Teataja reports.
Farmers on edge: pig plague feared to roam the forests
Two men clad in all-white exposure suits are seated on the sofa at Kuusalu’s «Küüni» pig farm office. Facing them, the owner Toomas Liivik seems somewhat tense while trying to keep his cool.
22.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Editorial: hogs worth fighting for
Pity the pig farmers: in the heat of the summer, chilly winds are howling from the south. Last week already, a dread epidemic – the African pig plague – had made it to Northern Latvia, nearing Estonian borderline. Alas, despite all measures taken and planned there’s small chance we will escape untouched.
African pig killer spreading at 300 km/year
Starting this week, Estonian Food and Veterinary Office is limiting exportation of live pigs from Valga region – the plague is encroaching.
28.07.2014, Nils Niitra
Iiri valitsus näeb valgust ja opositsioon rongi
Iirimaa selle poolaasta staatust Euroopa Liidu eestistujamaana plaanivad ära kasutada ka kohalikud radikaalid, korraldades Dublinis nn sigariikide antikapitalistide kokkusaamise.
18.01.2013, Evelyn KaldojaE24
Poola ökonomist soovitab PIGSi vastukaaluks uut lühendit BELL, kuhu kuuluks ka Eesti
Tuntud Poola ökonomist Leszek Balcerowicz, kes on olnud Poola rahandusminister ja keskpanga juht, soovitab Lõuna-Euroopa riike tähistavale PIGSile (Portugal, Itaalia, Kreeka, Hispaania) vastukaaluks kasutusele võtta lühendi BELL (Bulgaaria, Eesti, Läti, Leedu), kirjutab Wall Street Journal.