Pig Virus Threatens U.S. Livestock
Let’s step back from the regular killings and court cases for a very important story. Prices for pork products are about to increase dramatically due to a Virus that threatens the pig population. This may not seem to be real important at first glance, but continue reading.
The virus for which there is no cure kills piglets younger than 7 days 100% of the time. If our pig farms cannot raise piglets, where are we supposed to get bigger pigs from? So far the virus has infected pigs in 15 states, with some farmers losing all of the pigs diagnosed with the virus. It is anticipated losses to exceed one million and subsequent financial losses to farmers may be very damaging to the pork markets.