The cream of the crop ๐Ÿ‘Œ

swine o'clock Nov 04, 2022

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Now it’s official: Russian pigs can only eat the cream of the crop! Seriously enough, the Russian Agricultural Ministry has prohibited the use of food waste in pig feed production as a means to stop the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Russia. 


  • The rule will come into effect on March 1, 2023.


โš ๏ธ The current rules allow using food waste in pig feed production if it’s boiled for at least 30 minutes… And that’s why the Russian pig industry blames backyard farms and their – alleged – practices.


  • But if we’re being realistic here… It’s pretty impossible to control all the backyard farms across the country and nobody’s got a clue of how the authorities plan to do it – especially because some of them have been reluctant to cooperate with Russian veterinary officials, arguing that not every operation has enough money to buy pig feed.