Pork Board Approves Funds for PEDV Research
The National Pork Board is committed to helping expedite research to find answers to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. To do so - NPB has approved 450-thousand dollars in Checkoff funds toward this effort. This money - along with funds provided through the Iowa Pork Producers Association's research committee - means a total of 527-thousand dollars is dedicated to PEDV research. NPB President Conley Nelson says NPB took this action to help get answers to U.S. producers as quickly as possible to help protect their herds from this devastating disease. Nelson says it's because of the investment producers make as part of the Checkoff that NPB is able to respond quickly to sudden disease threats like this one. As with all research - Nelson says NPB wants this PEDV research to be transparent and objective - and specific with quick turnaround times to get answers quickly.