News

South Dakota Pork Leader Wants More PEDV Reporting

South Dakota Pork Leader Wants More PEDV Reporting

Photo: WNAX

 

USDA is looking for a way to better track Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus which has caused millions of dollars of losses by killing baby pigs. The Agency is considering having rules to require reporting of it but it’s not clear yet whether or not they want to make it a reportable disease.  South Dakota Pork President Lester Moeller thinks having more and better reporting would be good.

Moeller says part of the problem is that because there is no vaccine for the disease that once a producer gets it, he knows he can’t do anything about it so he may not report it.

Moeller says researchers are working to develop a PED virus vaccine and are getting close but there have been no trials of it yet. He says because the disease can possibly mutate there needs to be a way to make sows immune to prevent it.

Recent Headlines

in Local

FEMA Funds For Nebraska

money 100

Twelve Nebraska counties have been approved for Public Assistance from FEMA.  Recovery efforts are still underway for residents throughout the…

in Local

Thune Demands Answers On Rail Car Shortage

BNSF train 41714

South Dakota Senator John Thune has sent a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board calling for more insight to the railroad backlog.

in Local

Group Will Help Design Water Plant

WaterFaucet

As a new water treatment plant is planned for Riverside Park in Yankton, a citizen’s advisory group is helping with the design.

in Local

Pressler Calls For Higher Gas Tax

gaspump

While Congress continues to debate a band aid fix to the federal highway trust fund, at least one South Dakota candidate says gas taxes should go up…now.

in Local

Bank Tax Collections Down

money 20

When the state of South Dakota added up the numbers at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th, most categories showed healthy growth.