Sharing outbreak data will help AHDB Pork support farmers

If your farm has a suspected or contirmed case of PEDv AHDB Pork could its resources to offer assistance to the operators and their veterinary surgeons and to help prevent any onward spread of the virus to other farms. 

Why the contribution is important

Key industry bodies strongly believe that sharing details of reported disease will empower industry to play a stronger role in helping to prevent the spread of this disease but we want your views on this issue.

by Middlemiss on August 05, 2015 at 05:07PM

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  • Posted by rlongthorp August 06, 2015 at 09:38

    AHDB Pork should do what levy-payers want them to do. This is a classic case of giving them a mandate .... and expectation
  • Posted by JimClapp August 06, 2015 at 11:51

    Transparency is the best way to inform producers of what their action levels should be.
  • Posted by crabbers August 18, 2015 at 16:15

    Of course AHDB Pork should respond to their levy-payers. It's not a master - servant situation due to the statutory nature of the levy but without levy-payers (prime producers and immediate processors) the AHDB looks a bit thin. The purpose (in this sector) is to facilitate sustainable pig meat protein production. AHDB Pork should do the bits of this undertaking they are best able to do whilst aiding prime producers to do the bits they are best able to do. Making resources available in the event of a major disease outbreak is obvious as it is in the interests of AHDB Pork to do so.
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