SHIC 2020 Report

SHIC 2020 Report

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams
News Reporter
With your Southeast Regional Ag Report, I'm Trevor Williams.

The Swine Health Information Center released its 2020 report last week, as it reported on numerous steps the organization is taking to protect US Swine heards. SHIC is focusing on reducing swine diseases and viruses like African swine fever, as well as increasing biosecurity on farms.

As quoted from a SHIC media release, "The national pork board and SHIC, with the collaboration of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), have funded a project to identify gaps in US pork industry national biosecurity. The goal is to prevent the entry of foreign animal disease into the country by addressing those gaps."

The swine health info center is promising to be of great value to not only swine producers, but also the industry as a whole. As SHIC Board of Directors Chair, Daryl Olsen, put it “We are so laser-focused on swine disease introductions and re-introductions into the country. When you’re laser-focused on one thing, it gives you so much more ability to make decisions. That’s been beneficial. No other organization I know of can be this focused on one task. That’s exciting.”

In addition to all the great research being done by SHIC, their delivery of research findings is ever-expanding. The addition of online webinars, newsletters, and a SHIC podcast, have helped grow their outreach efforts.

For more information, on the 2020 report and more great resources from SHIC, go to www.swinehealth.org.

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