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Technology may help track outbreaks of foreign diseases in the pork industry

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Technology may help track outbreaks of foreign diseases in the pork industry

Tracking technology for American pig farmers can provide real-time disease status updates and pig movement data in the event of a foreign disease.

Rob Christine, Regional Manager of the National Pork Board, told Brownfield that “Ag View” is a secure app and technology program that provides animal health authorities with information about pig movements. “We need to identify where these locations are in a timely manner. If we don’t have such a system in place to prove that they are not mutually contaminated from within or outside the state, we will move pigs within that period. You may not be able to. “

He says producers will benefit from such technologies if they are ordered to stop moving. “Pigs have to go on the market. We sell them weekly. Pigs can be backed up so quickly that we are in a very serious situation about what to do in terms of flow in pig surgery. I will come across. “

According to Christine, this technology is optional, free, paid in check-off dollars, and information can only be shared with the permission of the producer.



Technology may help track outbreaks of foreign diseases in the pork industry

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