Billionaires Deripaska, Abyzov’s Pigs Get Fever, Vedomosti Says

African swine fever was discovered at Russian farms controlled by billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Mikhail Abyzov, Vedomosti reported, citing Nikolai Vlasov, deputy head of Russia’s food-safety agency.

A total of 33,000 pigs will be slaughtered at the Zavolzhskoye farm in the Tver region, part of an agroholding managed by Abyzov’s Ru-com, Vlasov of Rosselkhoznadzor said, according to the newspaper.

One of Deripaska’s farms in southern Russia yesterday reported cases of swine fever, according to an e-mailed statement from Kuban AgroHolding, part of the billionaire’s Basic Element holding company. All 5,600 pigs at the affected farm will be killed, Kuban AgroHolding said in an e-mailed statement.

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