According to an international expert on African swine fever (ASF), it might pay to start paying more attention to people rather than pigs if we truly want to halt the global spread of the costly disease.
Despite many advancements in the industry’s focus on disease risk mitigation, 28 states still allow some type of garbage feeding to swine, increasing the risk of foreign animal disease (FAD) transmission.
What do hospitals and farms have in common? More than you think, says Bill Pomputius, pediatric infection disease consultant. Antibiotic exposure is an inescapable web, making resistance a reality we can’t avoid.
Pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, says USMEF. September pork export volume was down 2% from a year ago to 179,423 mt, while export value fell 7% to $470.2 million.
Although China linked feeding kitchen waste to pigs for the majority of the early cases of ASF detected in the world’s largest pork-producing country, the cause of the latest ASF outbreaks is not known at this time.
Smithfield Foods, Inc., is the first food company to participate in a new program with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) to restore key prairie habitat for monarch butterflies.
Are you taking time to tell your story? In a world of quick answers, Illinois pig farmer Pat Bane believes farmers should take time to explain why they do what they do. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his farm.