Have you made a contingency plan for your farm? The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the extraordinary measures being taken in many countries may affect the development of pig production. We want to provide a series of practical measures aimed at two areas of action:
• Prevention measures aimed at protecting employee health.
• Actions aimed at ensuring farm operation, in the areas of staffing (infected and/or confined persons) or restrictions on suppliers (logistics, decreased production etc).
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.