Labor Turnover and Biosecurity: Avoid a Multi-Million Dollar Mistake

 

By Jennifer Shike, FarmJournal's Pork

September 15, 2022

 

Biosecurity on the sow farm is where it all begins. If the sows arenít healthy, the piglets wonít be either.

 

ďThereís a lot of little steps to follow when it comes to biosecurity, but each step can be a million-dollar mistake if youíre not careful,Ē says Sarah Probst Miller, DVM, president, creative director and owner of AgCreate Solutions and of Pork Avenue Training Portal. ďOn larger farms, itís a multimillion-dollar mistake if we let a disease like porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) or porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in.Ē

 

Whether itís using the fingernail brush in the shower or not letting a socked foot touch the floor before they swing over on a bench system, Probst Miller says every detail matters when you're talking about preventing a bacteria or virus from walking onto your farm.

 

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