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.

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.

Pork Industry Focuses on Feed Ingredients to Combat African Swine Fever Threat

Producers urged to ask questions of feed suppliers

With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, the National Pork Board is working with industry partners to help keep the United States free of ASF and all other foreign animal diseases (FADs). This includes focusing on the importation of feed ingredients, a key area of potential high risk of disease transport.

Foreign Animal Disease Resources

Webinar – Foreign Animal Disease and Secure Pork Supply Plan: What You Need to Know The National Pork Board and National Hog Farmer combined efforts to provide an update on African swine fever and other foreign animal diseases and what steps U.S. pig farmers should be taking to protect their farms. Watch the recorded webinar […]

New Developments in Secure Pork Supply Plan

National Pork Board Director of Swine Health programs, Dr. Patrick Webb, is featured in this edition of Pork Pod. We learn about the importance of business continuity, especially if a foreign animal disease like classical African swine fever or Foot and Mouth Disease is identified. New digital tools are on the horizon and you’ll learn more about that in this update.

World Pork Expo News Conference-Part I

During the World Pork Expo, the National Pork Board hosted a media conference and offered details on new Pork Checkoff initiatives. This is the first portion of that news conference. The Secure Pork Supply is one of the topics highlighted.

Foreign Animal Disease Response-Part II

What would happen if you couldn’t move pigs for a week or two? A foreign animal disease could impact pig movement. National Pork Board director of animal health programs Patrick Webb has details on the Secure Pork Supply in this edition of PorkPod.

Premises ID Registration

The first step for getting a premises identification number (PIN) is to contact your state animal health official’s office to talk to the identification program coordinator. AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV […]

Swine ID

Premises registration is the identification of a location where livestock are raised, housed, or pass through during commerce. The Premises Identification Number (PIN) is a standardized unique identifier assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after the site is registered through the state. Look up a PIN Verify a premises ID number and get printed barcode labels […]