Biosecurity sign

AMES, Iowa — In the event of an African swine fever, foot and mouth disease or classical swine fever outbreak in the United States, state and federal regulatory officials will restrict animal movement to slow or stop the spread of these foreign animal diseases.

If your animals are located in a disease control area, you will need to meet certain criteria to request a permit to move your animals. Guidance for requesting movement permits can be found in the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan.

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists are available to help producers understand state and federal responses and learn how to use SPS resources to prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak, according to an Extension news release. Individual producer participation will help ensure a more prepared swine industry overall.

Workshops are available to guide producers.

FAD Prep 101

What to expect during a foreign animal disease outbreak. Learn about the producer preparation resources in the SPS Plan. (2 hours; in person or online). Topics include:

  • National movement standstill
  • Quarantine and control areas
  • How does Secure Pork Supply help your business continue during an FAD outbreak?

FAD 101 is now available as an online workshop; complete an online form to enroll at https://tinyurl.com/y54sfdfl.

FAD Prep 201

Learn about the resources in the SPS plan and how to apply it to your individual farm. (3 hours; FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite). Topics include:

  • Ensuring you have a valid premises ID number
  • Keeping accurate movement records of animals, people, equipment
  • Writing your enhanced biosecurity plan and creating a site map
  • Training caretakers in enhanced biosecurity
  • Monitoring for a foreign animal disease on your farm (ASF, FMD, CSF) and knowing who to call

Bring with you: Multiple copies of aerial map of your site(s) and a list of inputs (animals, feed, fuel, people, etc.) and outputs (animals, manure, garbage, etc.) that enter and leave your farm in a given month.

More workshops will be scheduled soon.

ISU Extension also offers individual and small group assistance with developing a Secure Pork Supply plan for your operation. Note that FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite for this assistance. An ISU Extension and Outreach swine specialist will visit the farm and educate producers and caretakers on how to develop and implement the SPS plan on their operation.

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, webinar or individual or small group plan assistance, email Amanda Chipman at chipmana@iastate.edu.

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