What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast.
ASF continues its steady, all-encompassing spread across Asia. While U.S. pork production differs significantly from Asia’s industry, Juan LuBroth shares lessons about this virus from other countries’ experiences.
The National Pork Producers Council and 30 state pork producer associations asked Agriculture Secretary Perdue on Thursday to take additional measures to protect the U.S. pork industry from African swine fever.
The U.S. has robust export markets and a lower cost of production than many other countries, but Joe Connor says cost of production could be even lower if we focus on eliminating diseases rather than controlling them.
Is your farm as biosecure as possible? If you answered “no,” you may discover the costly consequences of a disease break. Joe Connor, DVM, chairman of the Carthage System, discusses biosecurity do’s and don’ts.
Before the champion barrow drive at The Exposition, the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred stopped the show for “Perspectives in Progress,” a panel of industry experts to discuss swine biosecurity.
Producers battle invisible enemies that threaten our industry daily. From ASF to FMD, the impact of these diseases on the U.S. would be devastating. Now's the time to improve biosecurity in your operation.