Biosecurity for Youth Exhibitors

In light of the global spread of African swine fever (ASF) that could have a devastating effect on the pork industry, the National Pork Board has developed a toolkit with materials related to biosecurity and foreign animal diseases for the show pig industry. The many layers of biosecurity can be overwhelming. While education and training […]

Preparing for Foreign Animal Disease

National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb reviews a recent tabletop exercise designed to help industry stakeholders deal with a foreign animal disease. In this edition of Pork Pod, Webb explains this recent effort and the most current risk of foreign animal disease.

Pork Checkoff CEO Previews National Pork Industry Forum

National Pork Industry Forum will be held March 6-8 in Orlando. Pork Board CEO Bill Even is featured in this edition of Pork Pod discussing issues that will be highlighted at Forum. That includes African Swine Fever, enhancements to the We Care initiative and the way the Pork Checkoff adapts to a changing world.

Swine Health Information Center Plan of Work

African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever are being monitored globally. Swine Health Information Center executive director Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines the threat of these foreign animal diseases and the 2019 SHIC Plan of Action in this Pork Pod update.

New National Swine Disease Council Launched

The U.S. pork industry is working together to reduce the risk of foreign animal disease. National Pork Board vice president of science and technology Dr. David Pyburn outlines the new National Swine Disease Council in this edition of Pork Pod.

In the Age of FAD, Premises ID is Vital

Pork Checkoff Director of Swine Health Programs Patrick Webb offers insight into the threat of foreign animal disease and the infrastructure in place to deal with these challenges. Premises Identification is one very important element.

Market Dynamics with Steve Meyer

Hog slaughter numbers are large, but pork producers remain current in their marketing. Kerns and Associates Economist Dr. Steve Meyer offers insight into the hog markets in this edition of Pork Pod. Exports are better than expected. However, the risk of African Swine Fever provides significant uncertainty to this marketplace.

Feed Ingredients and the Threat of Foreign Animal Disease

With African Swine Fever in other parts of the world, there is renewed focus on the prevention of foreign animal diseases. One way to reduce the possibility of disease transmission is to know how long certain feed ingredients have been stored before allowing their use on pig farms. Dr. David Pyburn, Senior Vice President of Science and Technology, National Pork Board, outlines this peer-reviewed research and the strategies for pig farmers.