AgriTalk: China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak

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Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council discusses the African swine fever outbreak in China, and Machinery Pete answers listener questions and shares his pick of the week.



African swine fever in China
China, the world’s largest swine herd, is battling with the deadly African swine fever (ASF). Over the course of nearly four weeks, China has euthanized between 10,000 to 12,000 of its roughly 400 million head herd. Currently, there’s no vaccine for ASF. Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council, talks with Chip Flory about how the disease spreads, how hogs contract the disease, and what this could mean for China.

Preparing for fall harvest
Seeing a Big Bud tractor for sale in Dawson, Minn. brought back some memories for caller Jason from Albany, Minn. He saw one for sale in his area, and asked Machinery Peteif the large, white tractors go up for auction and if they’re still in use. Machinery Pete shares his pick of the week from Minnesota.

Machinery Pete will be at the Farm Progress show this week. Chip and Greg will be broadcasting live from the Sullivan Auctioneers Booth on Wednesday. Be sure to come by and say hello!

 
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