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Proposals Confirm Critical Need for Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Research

Experts say the best way to help control the next emerging disease in the U.S. pork industry is to enhance wean-to-harvest biosecurity.

That's why the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), along with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and Pork Checkoff, joined together last summer to fund and launch a two-year Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Research Program.

A call for research proposals was announced last October with the goal of investigating cost-effective, innovative technologies, protocols or ideas to enhance biosecurity during the wean-to-harvest phases of production.

SHIC was hopeful for a good response and they did even better, receiving more than 41 proposal submissions. 

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4. Unraveling the Mystery of Organic Pork Market Drivers o Demystifying the term "organic" and its perception among consumers. o Exploring the factors that propel the organic pork market forward.

5. Beyond Prop 12: A Leader in Animal Welfare o Vincent's perspective on California's Proposition 12 and its impact. o Du Breton's proactive steps to not just comply but excel in meeting Prop 12 requirements. o Showcasing the company's extensive certifications and commitment to animal welfare culture.

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