Certified Texas Bred Litter Record Form Due September 1st
Producer Connection - Publication
The Producer Connection is a bi-monthly publication sent to active members of the Texas Pork Producers Association. This newsletter will include current pork related events, updates on issues facing Texas pork producers and other news related to our industry.
Next Issue February
Advertising Information - February
PEDv Informational Flyer - If you want to understand what PEDv is, how this virus can be transmitted and how to protect your farm; then read this 1 page informational flyer to get you familiar with the disease.
PEDv Updates from National Pork Board - The National Pork Board has continual research dedicated to PEDv and publishes up to date information as it comes available. This link will take you to the National Pork Board's informational resources concerning PEDv.
Important Steps for Protecting Farms and Your Pigs
This one page flyer will give you guidance for on farm
bio-security and how to protect your farm as well as protecting others when visiting their farm.
Texas Animal Health Commission Announcement on Swine Health Certificates
ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective February 7, 2014, a certificate of veterinary inspection accompanying non-commercial hogs entering Texas for purposes other than immediate slaughter, must contain the following statement from the issuing veterinarian, "To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and have not been exposed to PEDv within the last 30 days."
Canada eyes animal feed as PEDv spreads
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting tests to see if contaminated animal feed helped spread the piglet-killing Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) across several Canadian provinces.