PED and ASF two priorities for Manitoba Pork in 2020

The Chair of Manitoba Pork says eradicating porcine epidemic diarrhoea and protecting herds from and preparing for African swine fever are priorities one and two entering 2020.
calendar icon 3 January 2020
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"At the same time we have to be cognisant that there is a reality that it could strike our country so we have to prepare in some way for the repercussions. We always say we are going to hope for the best but plan for the worst.

"We will also continue our battle against PED. We feel that, because of our position geographically, that we should be able to clean it out of our province and keep it out."

Matheson says, moving forward, the sector will be looking for new options for dealing with PED.

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