Records demonstrating that emergency backup equipment for ventilation systems has been tested or maintenance performed should be done at least twice a year as part of the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Site Assessment .
Growing demand and limited real estate has Chinese pork producers looking up to expanded production. More “high-rise hog hotels” are going up in southern China, as the country rapidly modernizes their hog industry.
One lesson COVID-19 has taught our country is agriculture is essential. “We can't replace people getting up and doing the chores," says Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
Technology will transform animal ag in the years ahead. Whether you are on the adopting or the developing end of the spectrum, quick identification of technologies that have potential pitfalls will be a big advantage.
Although great efforts have been made to improve biosecurity in breeding herds, more work is needed to assess protocols in wean-to-finish growing sites. A recent study assesses viral contamination during load-out.