A new platform is working to help boost pork traceability

Upwards of a million pigs travel U.S. roads each day. Their movement helps keep Americans fed but it also poses challenges when it comes to preventing disease.

A checkoff-funded platform called Ag View is working to help boost pork traceability.

“So, if we ever do have a foreign animal disease break in the United States, we need a way to trace all potential contacts on all potential infected premises. So, if for example, a sow farm broke with a foreign animal disease, we need to be able to quickly trace where all the ween pigs went and all those cull sows went, to really figure out where all those contact promises are to really contain this disease to get it out of our country as fast as we can,” said Brent Pepin.

Ag View allows farmers to safely store the locations and help track movement.

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