A personal note

I’m going to veer away from my usual musing of the swine industry this week. On Wednesday morning my wife had a seizure and we learned that her cancer has spread to her brain. The goal of the radiation regimen they began immediately is to slow the progression of the cancer. There is no hope of remission. Read More...

Avian Influenza Thoughts

Driving to a meeting this morning I started thinking about the impact of the on-going avian influenza outbreak in the Midwest. Unlike the PEDv introduction into the US swine industry, avian influenza results in euthanasia of all of the birds at a site. With PEDv we had death loss, but the vast majority of the sows survived an outbreak and producers were able to wean pigs in 3-4 weeks. Read More...