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A large crowd of swine exhibitors gathered at the National Junior Summer Spectacular in Louisville, KY last week. What was on the agenda besides top-tier swine, showing and sportsmanship? Education on African swine fever (ASF). The group was urged to be proactive by the National Swine Registry and National Pork Board.

Jon Heins, strategic account manager for the National Pork Board said the show pig industry can do a lot to safeguard what they love. An Iowa State University study led by economist Dermot Hayes revealed an ASF outbreak would mean a $79.5 billion cost for the pork and beef industries and directly impact 60,000 workers while dropping pork prices by as much as 60%. An outbreak would take the industry likely three years to recover.

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