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

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July 27 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anna Shiryaevskaya in Moscow at ashiryaevska@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Will Kennedy at wkennedy3@bloomberg.net

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