I think first and foremost, being a part of the Secure Pork Supply plan is a huge part of that because it outlines a lot of the different things producers can do, including having a herd veterinary relationship or relationship with a state veterinarian and also incorporating enhanced bio-security into their day to day operations.
With Foreign Animal Diseases, like African Swine Fever, biosecurity is extremely important. National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Information and Research Dr. Lisa Becton outlines common-sense recommendations in this edition of Pork Pod.
African Swine Fever continues to spread in Southeast Asia. In this edition of Pork Pod, Pork Checkoff director of swine health programs Dr. Patrick Webb highlights the latest developments and the implications for the U.S. swineherd.
The United Kingdom will likely face a variety of challenges and opportunities as the deadline for a “hard Brexit” or exit from the European Union (EU) nears. Representatives from the National Pork Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently traveled to England to discuss the progress of a market research study with Gira, a […]
It has been over one year since African Swine Fever has been confirmed in China. Dr. Paul Sundberg of the Swine Health Information Center outlines what has been learned over the past year and what the U.S. swine industry continues to work on to keep ASF out of the country.
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 […]
USDA has announced the implementation of an African Swine Fever surveillance plan. Dr. Dave Pyburn, who is the Pork Checkoff’s senior vice president of science and technology, outlines this new effort and what it means to pig farmers.
October of 2018, based on the historical research had been done, we were able to calculate a half-life for virus survivability.
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.