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1. Preparing for the Next Animal Disease Outbreak – Feed Mill Hygiene and Decontamination

Since the outbreak of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in 2013, the feed and livestock industries have worked to gain a better understanding of pathogen transmission through feed and the supply chain. Multiple studies have documented the distribution of viral pathogens in mills after contamination, the stability of viruses in feed and ingredient matrices, and virus reduction using chemical mitigants or extended holding times.

Tags: pathogen control, ag & food research, Biosecurity, feed & food safety, African swine fever, formaldehyde
By Guest
2. Highlights From PISC: ASF, Supply Chain, Ag Detractors

If it were to enter the United States, “African swine fever (ASF) would be the most significant animal disease issue the United States has ever seen,” said Cassie Jones, Ph.D., undergraduate research coordinator in Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. This is because once the disease is found in feral pigs or ticks, it would be nearly impossible to eradicate, so the focus now, particularly for swine producers and feed manufacturers, should be on prevention. 

Tags: PISC, African swine fever, Ensuring a stable food supply
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3. AFIA Honors 2022 Nutrition Award Recipients

Every year, the American Feed Industry Association sponsors awards that recognize industry leaders who are making an impact on the health and nutrition of livestock and poultry. Read about this year’s animal nutrition award winners below.

Tags: African swine fever
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4. The Beagle Brigade: Coming to an Airport Near You

Have you ever seen dogs, specifically beagles, at your airport terminal? Not ones riding in carry-on bags preparing to travel, but working dogs? If you have, there is a chance that working dog was trained at the “Beagle Brigade” facility. This facility, run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is formally known as the National Detector Dog Training Center located in Newnan, Ga.

Tags: African swine fever
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5. Has COVID-19 Improved Feed Industry Biosecurity Programs?

Biosecurity is often defined as procedures intended to protect humans or animals against disease or harmful biological agents. For the animal food industry, biosecurity manifests as putting in place plans or programs intended to prevent feed, people and vehicles from introducing and/or spreading pathogens to livestock and poultry.

Tags: Feed safety, African swine fever
By Paul Davis, Ph.D.
6. Are You Ready for African Swine Fever?

As mothers, we often find ourselves stating words of caution to our children and while some of those get adhered to, others are ignored, despite our pleading. But that is “how our children learn,” so they say, by making choices based upon the information available. When it comes to the introduction of foreign animal diseases like African swine fever (ASF), our desire is that our message and words of caution get heard, and the feed industry acts accordingly NOW to do its part to prevent the introduction or spread of ASF into the United States.  

Tags: African swine fever
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7. VS 16-4! What Is It Good For?! ??

African swine fever (ASF) is top of mind for industry members and government officials alike since its confirmation in the Dominican Republic last July. For the first time in a long time, the highly contagious swine disease is in our hemisphere and although the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) had already been preparing for a “what if” ASF outbreak situation, efforts have significantly increased, and all stakeholders are engaged.

Tags: Trade, African swine fever
By Mallory Gaines
8. New Research Project to Investigate Feed Mill Decontamination in the Event of an ASF Outbreak

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) and United Soybean Board (USB) have joined with the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) to launch a research project that will evaluate several methods for cleaning and disinfecting feed mills following a potential African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. 

Tags: African swine fever, Biosecurity
By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
9. Better Buy Bacon

If Dr. Cassie Jones’ presentation on African swine fever (ASF) at last week’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference didn’t scare you, then I really don’t know what will! Jones, the undergraduate research coordinator in Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, gave a chilling update on the status of the virus that has ravaged parts of the Eastern Hemisphere over the past three years.

Tags: African swine fever, Pigs
By Lacie Dotterweich
10. Chinese Demand for Meat and Milk = New Export Opportunities

From the moment I started at the American Feed Industry Association, I have been consumed with all things China--the restrictions, barriers, questions, unknowns, complexities and just plain confusion of trying to get U.S. animal food products into that market.  

Tags: Trade, African swine fever, Beef, Dairy, China
By Gina Tumbarello

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