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The effects of African Swine Fever (ASF) and rising pork feed prices have been blamed for the dramatic fall in pork production in Sabah, leading prices to rise.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said as of March this year, the ministry through the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) reported that the ASF had directly caused the deaths of 3,259 backyard pigs, 199 wildpigs and 5,534 commercial pigs.

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