The recent widespread outbreak of African swine fever in China has brought a whole new resolve to improve biosecurity, said Erin Borror of the U.S. Meat Export Federation during AgriTalk with Chip Flory.
Although most pigs are housed in climate-controlled barns today, extreme winter weather conditions can take their toll. Watch for changes in your pigs' behavior to know if the cold temperatures are taking a toll.
It’s certainly been a year filled with ups and downs, said Mike Haag, president of the Illinois Pork Producers. Between trade challenges, rumors of impeachment, African swine fever and more, it has not been boring.