Joint Canada U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity and Biocontainment

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Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Centre:

Full Interview 9:01 Listen

There’s a lot of trade and a lot of movement between Canada and the U.S. It is a North American production system so there are common interests and common goals. Each country is separate and there are separate interests and separate goals as well but, where we can work together, we can find common ground, we can work together and it will help producers in both countries. As we go back and forth we need to make sure that we’re aware of the issues of transport, we’re aware of the issues of biosecurity, biocontainment. This is a recognition of a common interest between the Canadian pork producers and the Canadian industries and the U.S. pork producers and the U.S. industry. It’s a good example of a spot where we can cooperate, work together with the best ideas on both sides of the border, put it together and benefit everybody so we’re really excited about doing this. We’re excited about the collaboration and excited about the project.

Dr. Sundberg says hopefully this summer we’ll have a product that people will be able to take a look at, comment on and we can go forward and help the industries in both countries.

For Farmscape.Ca, I’m Bruce Cochrane.

       *Farmscape is a presentation of Sask Pork and Manitoba Pork


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