Persistent PRRS Challenges Hit Iowa Swine Industry Amid Financial Struggles

In the midst of financial difficulties, Iowa’s swine herd is grappling with a resurgence of PRRS outbreaks. Rather than being confined to breeding herds, recent months have seen a concerning increase in PRRS cases on finishing floors. Dr. Paul Sundberg from the Swine Health Information Center underscores the critical role of biosecurity in preventing the spread, emphasizing innovative and cost-effective measures for finishing floor biosecurity. As the industry braces for potential challenges in the upcoming season, the article explores the compound impact of PRRS outbreaks on top of an already tough year for the Iowa pork industry, a significant player in the U.S. pork market.