Influenza-A virus of swine is a thorn in the side of U.S. pork producers, and it’s a difficult thorn to remove. If the virus were more pathogenic, veterinarians and producers would probably talk about it more.
SHIC is calling for proposals to develop methods to improve the detection of low levels of nucleic acid in oral fluids through enhancements to sample pre-extraction treatment or through improved extraction methods.
It's the topic no one wants to talk about, but as cooler weather approaches, there's no better time than now to discuss rodent control. Between the pandemic and 2020 weather conditions, rodents are on the rise.
Despite temporary interruptions in U.S. pork production and significant restrictions on the Central American foodservice sector, pork exports to the region still achieved growth in the first half of the year.
Retail consumer demand for pork continues driving production increases in Mexico. Packing plants’ COVID-19 preventive measures have also allowed Mexico’s production to continue its upward trend to meet demand.
U.S. farmers are caught in the middle of a tug of war between USDA and FDA over which agency has authority over genetic editing in livestock, allowing competitors to move ahead in the race to utilize this new technology.
June exports of U.S. pork fell below year-ago levels for the first time this year but exports remain on a record pace in 2020, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).