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.
Stu Heller has been promoting biosecurity before it was even a word. In the late 1980s, to say people weren’t fully bought into the concept of sanitation (or cleaning and disinfection) is an understatement, he says.
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 results of this testing shows the actual number of people who are sick, need to be hospitalized or need to be in the intensive care unit because of this disease, is a lower percentage than experts initially thought.
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.