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By: Mary Auth
February 24th, 2021

Organizations, businesses, and producers worldwide continue to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) at the forefront of concerns that need to be monitored and responded to. In the United States, four of the top 21 wishes for the U.S. Pork Industry for 2021 addressed ASF.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
January 13th, 2021

The National Pork Board has launched a new tool to help the pork industry respond efficiently and effectively in case of a foreign animal disease outbreak.

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By: Mary Auth
December 16th, 2020

Sustainability has been the "word du jour" for some time. Still, it can have several meanings – depending on the industry – whether it's heavy manufacturing or agriculture – and then further defined by different agriculture sectors.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
October 21st, 2020

Pork plays such an important role in producing a healthy protein for consumers around the world. As we celebrate October, National Pork Month, Summit Engineering and Construction, who designs and builds innovative housing for swine and poultry, beef and dairy producers, salutes the pork producers who make such a contribution to feeding the world.

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By: Mary Auth
September 23rd, 2020

As if COVID wasn’t enough to make you anxious about the safety of your family and farm, here’s another piece of news once again rearing its ugly head. The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus added another country to its hit list. Germany is the latest western country to discover ASF in a wild boar carcass in Bradenburg state – in the area surrounding Berlin close to the Polish border.

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By: Mary Auth
August 19th, 2020

If you have ever watched a program about zoo animals, you will learn that they often refer to animal enrichment – activities that challenge the animal to forage for food.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
July 22nd, 2020

African swine fever (ASF) does not affect humans; however, this rapidly spreading animal disease is causing widespread threats to pork production and food security globally. Experts estimate that ASF has caused the death of at least 25% of the world's pigs population in China and ten other Asian countries over the last two years.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
July 1st, 2020

Sows and gilts experience heat stress as summer temperatures rise. The effects of heat stress continue well beyond managing those few steamy summer days. Heat stress may reduce breeding success and reduce the upcoming litter size and health.