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U.S., Europe, and China talk swine illness prevention

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We seem to focus a lot on the trade aspect of any dealings we have with China. Unfortunately, a lot of productive work gets buried in the background. Representatives of the swine industries of the United States, China, and Europe met together to find some solutions to some common issues.

The seventh U.S.-China Swine Industry Symposium was recently held in Beijing. The event is co-sponsored by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. Feed & Grains Council and the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

With the outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe and China, biosecurity was a focus.  USMEF Executive Board member Randy Spronk talked about basic biosecurity practices on his farm.

Spronk says facility owners should be planning ahead for their operation’s biosecurity program.

Spronk says China is working to curb the fallout from of ASF, but they need the ability to do more.