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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Blayne Arthur Supports and Encourages Oklahoma Pork Producers in a Letter
Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur has reached out to Oklahoma pork producers regarding the presence of African Swine Fever in Dominican Republic. The letter is as follows:

“As we all work together to protect our herd and plan for potential disease threats, especially African Swine Fever, I want to reiterate the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry’s support for each of you, your livestock, and our industry. It is crucial that we continue to keep lines of communication open and double down on our efforts to keep our herd healthy and prepare for all scenarios. Over the last few years, and certainly in recent months and weeks, we have made great strides in this effort, and I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you all.

“ODAFF has hosted and participated in countless meetings, exercises, and conversations to learn about African Swine Fever and what steps we can take now to protect Oklahoma pigs. Our commitment is to continue to gather information and share and collaborate with you to accomplish that task. We plan to host more teleconferences, share fact sheets, and stay in touch with you all and your representatives as the situation in the Caribbean develops. If there are specific needs we can meet, please do not ever hesitate to contact my office or our State Veterinarian, Dr. Rod Hall and his team.

“As you all are well aware, biosecurity continues to be our best tool. It is more important now than ever that we implement practices on our farms and in our facilities to limit risks. This will take efforts from producers of every size and sector---every commercial farm, hauler, show pig producer, and junior livestock exhibitor. We are all in this together.

“Thank you for your continued dedication to providing safe, nutritious protein to American families and providing the utmost care and protection to the pigs in our state. The swine industry is integral to Oklahoma agriculture, and I look forward to working with you all to ensure Oklahoma is a leading swine state for many years to come.”

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