Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Oklahoma Pork Council Participates in Industrywide Drill to Enhance Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:56:33 CDT

Oklahoma Pork Council Participates in Industrywide Drill to Enhance Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) led a functional exercise with the Oklahoma Pork Council this week, part of a series the agency is conducting to drill the state's pork industry in the event of a domestic African swine fever outbreak.


According to a release from USDA, this exercise is part of APHIS's overall African swine fever preparedness effort, in cooperation with the World Animal Health Organization (OIE). APHIS staff, as well as representatives from 14 states and the swine industry, participated in the exercises. The exercises are designed to be unique activities targeting key areas of ASF response and mitigation.


Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays sat down with RoyLee Lindsey, executive director of the Oklahoma Pork Council, to discuss the organization's participation in this week's exercise, its role in mitigating a potential outbreak and the impact it would have on the pork industry if an outbreak did ever occur. You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.


"The economic impacts would be astronomical. If you suddenly lose 27% of the demand for your product, what are we going to do with all that product? Where is it going to go in the market? The value of animals would be next to nothing. In addition to that, the emotional toll of it being on your farm and the dealing with the things you have to do to respond to that would be emotionally trying beyond words," Lindsey remarked. "So, the impacts are not just economics but they're emotional and I think long-term would cause tremendous disruption within the pork industry as a whole. A lot of that though depends on how quickly we can control the disease and how quickly we can get it eradicated and demonstrate that we are negative for the disease moving forward. That's what these exercises are for."


The exercise took place over the course of several days beginning September 23 and ending on the 26th. The exercise began with a mock foreign animal disease investigation and subsequent coordination and engagement of the National Veterinary Services Laboratory's Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the appropriate laboratories in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. On the second day, participants responded to the previous day's activities practicing how to support a state, regional, or national movement standstill depending upon swine populations infected. Implementing the planning and resource coordination associated with depopulating and disposing of infected and exposed swine was practiced on the third day. On the fourth and final day, participants implemented a system to allow continuity of business for non-infected operations within a Control Area.



   




   

You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below.
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Feeder Steers and Heifers Not Well Tested, Steer Calves Steady to Higher at Oklahoma National Stockyards  Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:15:53 CST
  • On a Cold Day- the Joplin Regional Stockyards Market was Hot  Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:12:00 CST
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Sun, 29 Jan 2023 10:57:59 CST
  • Friday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Fri, 27 Jan 2023 07:26:08 CST
  • Light Receipts But Moderate to Active Demand at Woodward Livestock Auction  Fri, 27 Jan 2023 03:40:09 CST
  • Thursday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Thu, 26 Jan 2023 07:20:12 CST
  • Precipitation Totals Edge Up From Wet Snow Event  Thu, 26 Jan 2023 05:56:07 CST
  • Feeder Steers Higher, Feeder Heifers Steady, Steer and Heifer Calves Lightly Tested at OKC West - El Reno  Thu, 26 Jan 2023 03:37:30 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       
       
       
       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2023 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.