Sign up to get our Insights blog straight to your inbox.
Cost of disease outbreak
There is no clear or exact answer to the total cost of production limiting diseases like Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus PEDv. The severity and impacts of disease vary from farm to farm, but the presence of disease in any hog barn will cost the producer money in production losses, mortality, increased labour, veterinary bills and pharmaceuticals, and for an integrator, the potential loss of markets.
The benefits of biosecurity always pay off
It’s hard to determine the exact ROI on biosecurity, but industry experts agree it’s cheaper to keep diseases out of your farm operation out than deal with them once they get in.
Real-time automated biosecurity monitoring has a place in data-driven management
On January 27, 2021, pigprogress.net featured an excellent article by Dr. Katharina Nielsen Dominiak from the University of Copenhagen in which she explains the tremendous opportunities that using real-time information presents to pig producers.
Technology ensures health of livestock, poultry
The negative economic effects of animal disease outbreaks are astounding. According to a gap analysis prepared by Synthesis Agri-Food Network for the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council, avian influenza could cost the Canadian poultry industry more than $600 million in the province of British Columbia.
Put Up Your Hand. Take the Lead. But Don’t Forget to Listen. What it takes to bring new business ideas to life.
If there is one thing I’ve learned as an entrepreneur, it is to never be afraid to raise my hand and take the lead if I believe I can help solve a challenge. As long as the solutions are evidence-based, one’s role as a leader is not as scary as you might think.
What could the livestock and poultry industries learn from Covid-19?
A look at how public health agencies and governments attempted to manage the Covid-19 outbreak and how they might be applied in the livestock and poultry industries in attempting to mitigate disease spread.
Could public health learn from the livestock and poultry sectors?
Public health agencies around the world could utilize a number of accepted ‘norms’ used by the livestock and poultry industries in disease management, particularly for the protection of vulnerable populations.