To better understand the ASFv spread risk to/from US pork harvest facilities, the Secure Food Systems Team at the University of Minnesota, consisting of Drs. Cesar Corzo, Marie Culhane, Carol Cardona and Timothy Goldsmith, has embarked on a pathway analysis as the first step in that risk assessment process. This first step is required when tackling the often complex and variable methods of moving pork, pork products, byproducts and waste from a harvest facility.Continue reading “Invest in a full set of comprehensive processes to fully understand African swine fever risk”
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Tackling flu in piglets – What’s your gameplan?
In the January/February issue of National Hog Farmer, University of Minnesota faculty Montse Torremorell and Marie Culhane, along with graduate research assistants Gustavo Lopez and Chong Li explore farm plans to tackle influenza in pigs.Continue reading “Tackling flu in piglets – What’s your gameplan?”
Environmental footprint of pork production discussed
This article was written by Dr. Pedro Urriola, faculty member at the University of Minnesota, published on the National Hog Farmer website on October 14th, 2021.
Days started to be shorter and cooler as the fall season was upon us and with that came the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and the Minnesota Nutrition Conference. This year, both conferences expanded discussions on the topic of environmental and business sustainability in the pork industry, among other relevant topics. Critical conversations are happening at public institutions, among investors, packers, retailers, and as consumers are demanding a reduction in the environmental impact of animal protein production. This reduction in the environmental footprint of pork production is a goal well understood and actively pursued by pork producers.Continue reading “Environmental footprint of pork production discussed”
Growing African swine fever virus raises risk considerations
Dr. John Deen fron the University of Minnesota recently wrote a column in the National Hog Farmer about African Swine Fever virus and what the recent reports about virus spread mean for the industry.Continue reading “Growing African swine fever virus raises risk considerations”
Shedding light on the epidemiology of Senecavirus A
PhD-candidate Guilherme Milanez Preis, working with Drs. Cesar Corzo and Fabio Vannucci on the epidemiology of Senecavirus A. In an article for the National Hog Farmer, Preis shares the latest results of his work on Senecavirus A prevalence in the USA.Continue reading “Shedding light on the epidemiology of Senecavirus A”