It’s backwards. Illogical. The federal government’s move to enforce an outdated rule that increases the risk of PED virus infecting Western Canadian pig farms doesn’t make sense. While hog operations across the U.S. and Eastern Canada have been devastated by PEDv over the last few years, Western Canadian hog farms have managed to stay mostly disease-free despite constant truck traffic across the border. The pig industry on the prairies has been held up as an example of how to manage against virulent diseases like PED, which has killed between 8 and 10 million baby pigs in the U.S. since 2013.…
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