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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 15, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production  If required, support depopulation and disposal  Indemnity payments for loss of livestock

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 13, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas:

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 8, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open All regional packing plants are now open but many still operating at reduced capacity due to continued labor shortages. Load volume for all producers has been significantly reduced.  Below

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 7, 2020

Producer Supply Chain Management Update We are continuing to monitor the situation with plant closures and reduced capacity.  Unfortunately, President Trumps executive order that all plants are to remain open has had little near term impact due to the infection rates that have been observed in the workforce at many of the packing plants.  Currently, slaughter weights across the industry are continuing to rise and slaughter numbers are at historic lows.  There were only 1.3 million head slaughtered last week compared to 1.9 million 2

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 5, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open Most US packing plants are currently struggling with labor shortages. Load volume for all producers has been significantly reduced.  Below is an update on current kill capacity for the

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update May 1, 2020

Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following 3 KEY areas: Keep packing plants running in full production If required, support depopulation and disposal Indemnity payments for loss of livestock Keeping plants open President Trumps Executive Order under the Defense Production Act to keep packing plants operational will likely have longer term benefits by providing a single set of rules and requirements

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Carthage Veterinary Service COVID-19 Pork Industry Update April 29, 2020

During this time of unprecedented supply chain disruption in the pork industry, we want to provide you with a brief summary of what we have learned and the resources we are making available to you as you navigate this difficult time.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us during this time, we are ready and willing to help in any way we can.Carthage Veterinary Service is working diligently to support you and the industry through the current crisis.  This is a status update to hit industry highlights and our focus on the following KEY 3 areas

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Foreign animal diseases to look out for besides ASF

Provided by National Hog Farmer | Written by: Attila Farkas, DVM | May 2019   African swine fever is getting a lot of coverage in the media as outbreaks continue to occur across Asia and the European Union, while other foreign animal diseases are getting less “publicity” even though the introduction of these infectious agents would have similar economic effects and cripple the U.S. pork industry and exports. In modern day swine production, free trade agreements, free trade blocks, regionalization, increased international passenger travel and

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How to optimize cost of feed per pound of gain?

Provided by National Hog Farmer | Written by: Will Fombelle, DVM | April 2019   Oftentimes while summarizing a wean-to-finish closeout report, most producers will center their attention around metrics such as percent Grade A pigs, average daily gain and feed conversion rate. These metrics are very important to a producer’s bottom line; however a finishing production metric that does not get much publicity or attention is the “cost of feed per pound of gain.” When we compare “feed conversion rate” and “cost of feed

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African Swine Fever Round Table Part 2

Provided by Pig Health Today | January 2019 Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in China The discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to deal with endemic ASF for years to come. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “ASF has moved farther in Asia during the first year of the outbreak than it has throughout the entire

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