World Pork Expo cancelled

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The National Pork Producers Council has cancelled this year‘s World Pork Expo at Des Moines, Iowa, because of concerns about African Swine Fever.

The event usually attracts about 20,000 visitors over three days, including individuals and exhibitors from regions where African Swine Fever has been experienced recently.

“While an evaluation by veterinarians and other third-party experts concluded negligible risk associated with holding the event, we have decided to exercise extreme caution,” said Pork Council president David Herring.

“The health of the US swine herd is paramount; the livelihoods of our producers depend on it. Prevention is our only defence against ASF, and NPPC will continue to do all it can to prevent its spread to the United States,” he said.

 

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