Volume 28 | October 22, 2018
Secure Pork Supply Helps Producers Prepare For Disease Outbreak
African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever, and Foot and Mouth Disease are the biggest trade-limiting diseases to the U.S. pork industry, says Patrick Webb, director of swine health programs for the National Pork Board. Best efforts are underway to keep these foreign animal diseases outside of the United States. But if these diseases are found in U.S. livestock, regulatory officials will instantly limit the movement of animals and animal products to try and control the spread.

The Secure Pork Supply (SPS) Plan is a business continuity plan that is available to help support business continuity in the event of a foreign animal disease, Webb says. The plan is accessible at www.securepork.org, providing information and details for how producers can implement the program standards on their production site.
WI-Origin Tags Now Available!
WLIC is selling Wisconsin-branded tags, as well as readers and taggers on our website in the online store!

The WLIC online store gives producers several options for purchasing the WI-Origin™ tags, including choice of style, color, and price. Other preferences include a selection of both RFID (radio frequency identification), or non-RFID tags.

WLIC is competitively priced and all proceeds will be used to fund our programs and services. In addition, Allflex, USA, provides WLIC with a 10-cent rebate for every Wisconsin-branded tag sold.
In the News
Brucellosis Infected Cattle Found in Northwestern WY
The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory notified Wyoming state veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, on  Oct. 11 of the new case of Brucellosis . The cattle herd is located in Park County which is in the Wyoming Brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area.

ASF Strikes Again, Largest Pig Farm To Report Outbreak Yet
The newest outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported at a nearly 20,000-pig farm in China, the largest farm to report the disease yet. Chinese authorities announced the death of 221 pigs in this Jinzhou City operation in the Liaoning province.
 
BSE Found in the U.K. for First Time Since 2015
Mad cow disease has been found on a U.K. farm for the first time since 2015, raising concern that some countries may move to limit imports of British beef if more cases are found.

Meet the WLIC Board
Tod Adams, Member
Tod Adams is a Regional Sales Manager for Allflex Animal Intelligence and currently resides in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Adams believes traceability is not only important to a safe and wholesome food supply, it can have an enormous impact on our export markets worldwide. From a livestock producer perspective, individual identification enables farms and ranches to manage costs and efficiencies and improve genetics at an individual animal level. 

Adams has been in the agriculture industry for 25 years and has been a part of the WLIC board for two years.

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