In light of the devastating effects of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), there is increased awareness about the need for strict biosecurity, especially when pigs come together at events such as shows and weigh-ins. With the animals being commingled at an exhibition, sale or during a weigh-in event, spreading disease is a known risk, but it can be minimized by following proper biosecurity procedures. The Pork Checkoff has created several resources for swine show organizers, as well as swine exhibitors, to help them minimize their risk of contracting or spreading PEDV.

 Swine Health Recommendations: for Organizers of Swine Exhibition and Sales

 -Swine Health Recommendations: Biosecurity for Organizers of Weigh-in or Tagging Events

Champions Guide for Youth Swine Exhibition

For all of the PEDV resources and research please visit pork.org/pedv.
The National Pork Board has also hosted two FAQ webinars during the month of February, focusing on show pig producers and exhibition organizers. A recording of this webinar is below.
Click here for the webinar!