The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has a mission: track those piggies better. This isn't just about knowing where Mr. Pig goes on his day out, but more about keeping him and his pals safe from some not-so-friendly diseases.
Flashback to 2006, our swine producers said, "Let's track our pigs!" It was a move to fend off diseases. Today, with diseases like African swine fever as potential party crashers, it's time for an upgrade. NPPC's Scott Hays puts it clearly, “We need to up our game to protect our industry.” And the stakes are high. A disease outbreak might make our international friends rethink our pork parties.
What's the new development? It's like a tracking system for pigs - unique identifiers, farm registrations, and a centralized list for officials. Remember, with $7.7 billion of our pork going global, Hays reminds, "Our international mates need to trust our pork.” Source : wisconsinagconnection