The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order suspending the interstate movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products, and swine byproducts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin...
After reviewing eight potential pathways, a new study has found no major areas have been overlooked to prevent the introduction of African swine fever to the U.S. On the heels of the announcement of African swine fever (ASF) confirmed in...
China has lowered its 2021/2022 estimates for consumption of corn used to make animal feed as hog prices stay low, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. The official figure is closely watched as plunging prices of pigs in China, the...
Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Everyone knows that a breeding female is a valuable asset because it drives the farm’s downstream production. But the costs involved in getting a replacement gilt ready to enter the breeding herd or to keep a sow...
The protection zone is another important step in keeping African swine fever out of the U.S. USDA’s announcement that it will be pursuing a Foreign Animal Disease protection zone in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is another important...
Proper bait placement and monitoring help keep rats and mice at bay. The summer months provide rats and mice with warm temperatures and substantial food supplies, enabling rodent populations to peak at the end of summer.  As the weather...
Today, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a federal order establishing additional requirements for dogs imported into the United States for resale from African swine fever (ASF)-positive countries. Ensuring ASF and other foreign animal diseases don’t enter...
National Pork Board (NPB) is collaborating with multiple governments and industry partners to protect the U.S. from foreign animal diseases (FADs), including African swine fever (ASF). Here is what U.S. pork producers can do to protect their pig herds and...
Source: Food Safety News The USDA’s confirmation that African Swine Fever (ASF) has turned up in the Dominican Republic changes the metrics for pork consumers in the United States. Classical Swine Fever was in the Dominican Republic almost 40 years ago,...
Quarterly or annual maintenance checks support hog facility longevity and can be scheduled with a change of season or pig flow schedule. On-farm tasks that are part of quarterly or annual hog facility maintenance checks are important like those required...
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