African swine fever prevention and detection continues to be a focus for the U.S. pork industry. Dr. Paul Sundberg with the Swine Health Information Center says tremendous progress has been made since ASF was first detected in China several years ago. “In planning, in coordination,... Read More.
The head of the Swine Health Information Center says new African swine fever gene research from Europe will be critical to combating the virus in the future. Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg tells Brownfield “Some work from a German lab, in collaboration with the... Read More.
There’s a heightened focus on contaminated feed after a recent outbreak of African swine fever in Russia. Dr. Paul Sundberg with the Swine Health Information Center says the cases involve two large commercial farms. “While that’s not necessarily unique, it is news in that the... Read More.
The situation with African swine fever in the Western Hemisphere is becoming more dire. National Pork Producers Council director of animal health Dr. Anna Forseth says ASF is now considered endemic in the Dominican Republic and Haiti despite substantial U.S. investment to eradicate... Read More.
The National Pork Board warns the impact of a domestic outbreak of African swine fever could be catastrophic to U.S. pig farmers. Director of swine health Dr. Patrick Webb says a recent 10-year analysis estimates the pork and beef industries would lose nearly $80... Read More.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Cure that Spring Fever by going outdoors at April's Third Thursday, Thursday, April 20th.There will be plenty of fun activities in Downtown Hutchinson like performances throughout the evening by Family Community Theatre at the Avenue A Gazebo, Touch-A-Truck on Main Street,... Read More.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Cure that Spring Fever by getting outdoors at April's Third Thursday.There will be plenty of fun activities in Downtown Hutchinson like performances throughout the evening by Family Community Theatre at the Avenue A Gazebo, Touch-A-Truck on Main Street, and operating toy... Read More.
State, federal, and industry groups are partnering to better protect the U.S. from African swine fever. Ted McKinney, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture says NASDA, the USDA, the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council will be... Read More.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a surrogate virus to African swine fever that can be used to safely develop mitigation strategies. Associate professor Declan Schroeder says because ASF is a highly contagious foreign animal disease, they were looking for another model with... Read More.
The survivability of African swine fever in feed varies on holding temperature. That’s the verdict of Dr. Megan Niederwerder, associate director of the Swine Health Information Center, following what she calls a robust study involving complete feed, soybean meal, and corncob particles held in cool,... Read More.
The U.S. continues to invest heavily in African swine fever prevention. Dr. Jack Shere is with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. “We are spending a great deal of resources, personnel and financial, on developing our response capabilities.” He tells Brownfield Ag Secretary Vilsack has requested... Read More.