Devastating Swine Disease Hasn’t Hit State Yet, but Affecting Bacon Prices Nationwide
A devastating swine disease is already forcing bacon prices nationwide to new highs. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Veterinary Diagnostic Center stands ready to test piglets for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus before it even reaches Nebraska livestock. PED has been around since at least the 1970s but first showed up in the U.S. this summer. This proactive initiative is helping swine producers take steps to avoid it coming to their facilities.