Monday, August 5, 2013

In the News: Great Plains Management

Hog Farms Battling to Contain Deadly Virus. (The New York Times, 8/4/2013)

Excerpt: The outside world is not allowed in a sanitized and isolated pig farm here [1 of 10 big farms operated by Great Plains Management], not far from the Iowa border. 

Visitors must shower before entering, scrubbing from head to toe, trading their street clothes for disinfected coveralls that have never left the premises. Everything inside the temperature-controlled barn housing 3,000 sows has been blasted with antiseptic.

Related post: 
Pigs in Cages, with a Side of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, for Your Delectation.  (7/12/2013)

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