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Preparing for foreign animal diseases at the Iowa Pork Conference

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Preparing for foreign animal diseases at the Iowa Pork Conference

Preparing for foreign animal diseases is the biggest problem at the Iowa Pork Conference in Des Moines.

Kevin Rasmussen, chairman of the Iowa Pork Producers Association Goldfield, says foreign animal diseases pose a constant threat to pig farmers.

“We cannot emphasize how important it is to keep the facility ID up-to-date with the correct information of the pig owner, the caretaker, and the owner of the site.”

He told Brownfield that the United States must respond quickly and accurately in the face of an outbreak.

“The best thing we have to do is get back to the export market. Information and the flow of information will be the key.”

Rasmussen said pork exports would stop sharply if a foreign disease such as African swine fever was discovered in the United States.

“Therefore, we need to prove to our export customers that we can contain it, manage it and eradicate it as quickly as possible.”



Preparing for foreign animal diseases at the Iowa Pork Conference

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