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Ranchers Split on Need for Traceability System

Data from a recent Pulse Poll shows that ranchers are split nearly down the middle about traceability initiatives.

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Vilsack Weighs In On Parallel Between COVID-19 and Animal Disease Outbreaks

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the country anything, it’s that there is a tremendous amount of synergy between the circumstances of a pandemic involving humans and those involving animals. 

As wild pigs continue to expand out of control in Canada, the risk of wild pigs moving into the U.S. is very real. This is especially true for North Dakota and Montana, but given how mobile feral swine are, the risks are far beyond that, says Ryan Brook of the University of Saskatchewan. 
Canada Fights Back Against Out-of-Control Wild Pig Population

Wild pig populations in Canada continue to expand rapidly and are completely out of control in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. A new tool may help control this invasive species. Here's why you should take note.

Western States Unite to Keep Feral Pigs from Crossing U.S.-Canada Border

Invasive species councils in Montana and Washington are serious about preventing Canadian feral pigs from crossing into the western United States. 

Red Reflet Ranch, Wyoming
Tool Helps Develop Custom Biosecurity Plan for Disease Prevention

NCBA’s Beef Quality Assurance program releases a new Beef Checkoff-funded tool to help cattle farmers and ranchers ensure they are prepared with a custom biosecurity plan.

What Makes Foot-and-Mouth So Infectious?

Scientists have conducted a ‘molecular dissection’ of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious.

African swine fever virus infects a macrophage.
USDA Awards $14.4 Million in Farm Bill Funding to Protect Animal Health

From increasing practical livestock biosecurity measures to advancing rapid depopulation and disposal abilities during animal disease outbreaks, Farm Bill funding will support endeavors to protect animal health.

“Biosecurity only works if everyone follows the protocols.”
7 Steps to Create a Biosecurity Plan

Putting biosecurity protocols in place can help reduce the risk of disease being transferred to not only livestock, but to humans as well.