Covid 19: 5 things your farm should do now

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) makes its way into the US, are you prepared for some of the more likely scenarios that could impact your operation?

“Coronaviruses are not new and are responsible for approximately 20% of common colds already, however due to this being a novel coronavirus, the population is very susceptible and transmission will therefore be widespread in the absence of a vaccine,” says Beau Peterson, general manager and director of research at Carthage Veterinary Service (CVS) in Carthage, Ill. “The biggest impact to us and our business will likely be measures put in place to slow or stop the spread of the virus in the U.S.”

Being prepared during a time like this is critical. CVS says their veterinary clinic will stay open one way or another. 
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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.