Oyo pig farmers seek govt’s assistance to tackle African Swine Fever

PIG farmers in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, have called on the state government to assist them in the fight against African Swine Fever which has continued to ravage their farm and gradually killing their business.

The pig farmers noted that the African swine fever which is a contagious disease that affects pigs and other wild boars is highly resistant and can survive for long period (months or years), though not transmissible to humans.

Recently, in Joy Pig Farm, Ogbomoso, farmers experienced the alarming viral disease which has economically affected the farm with thousands of pigs.

The farmers informed that the virus was first noticed in the farm on July 16, 2020, with a loss of 102 pigs on a daily basis, which amounted to 2.5 million Naira. Presently, the farm has recorded a huge loss to the pandemic.

They, therefore, called on the Oyo State government to come to their aid in order to cushion the effect of the loss and also put a permanent end to the pandemic.

 

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