18 May 2021, Philippines — Earlier today, twelve beneficiaries received five weaners as sentinel animals. This is to monitor if African Swine Fever (ASF) is still present in their respective farms. If found negative for ASF test, after series of specimen collection and laboratory testing, the said Barangay can be re-classified to a “pink zone” ASF status.
The 12 hog raisers own smallhold farms in San Juan and Tanaun City, Batangas. The said distribution of sentinel animals was funded by the DA RFO IVA as part of the “Bantay ASF sa Barangay” under the Department of Agriculture – National Livestock Program.