African Swine Fever and you: What’s up with that?
Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Why should a beef producer care about African Swine Fever? Because the disease has the potential to fundamentally change the world protein trade. That means the U.S. meat industry should prepare itself for any surprise developments it might capitalize on, says K-State ag economist Glynn Tonsor.
According to a recent report, U.S. pork exports were over 77,000 mt., easily a weekly volume record. Tonsor says if the U.S. can sustain that pace and export more than previously thought possible—in pork, beef and poultry—that would raise the value of livestock and reduce downside pressure here in the U.S. caused by growing supplies.
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