Weekly eNewsletter | May 3, 2021 | Volume 160
African Swine Fever Virus Mutations May Pose Detection Challenges
Media reports of African swine fever virus (ASFV) variants emerging in China and a recent China Harbin Laboratory paper describing its analysis of ASFV variants prompted the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) to dig into the topic with ASF expert Dan Rock of the University of Illinois. 

Rock shared his perspective in a recent SHIC newsletter about his interpretation of the paper and insight into attenuating mutations of the ASFV genome and also those that could be used in unapproved vaccines. 

June - Dairy Month!

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Wisconsin Beef Council celebrates May Beef Month
As Wisconsin consumers look to fire up their grills with the arrival of warmer weather, the Wisconsin Beef Council salutes the contributions that beef farmers and ranchers make to the states’ economy during May Beef Month.
China Reports New African Swine Fever Outbreak in Inner Mongolia
China's agriculture ministry said on Thursday it had confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, the 10th outbreak to be reported so far this year.
WFBF Launches Heroes of Hope Contest
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) is recognizing farmers through its Heroes of Hope campaign.
Wisconsin has nearly 14,000 beef farms. In addition, there are nearly 7,000 dairy farms across the state that also contribute to the beef supply chain. 
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