Behind the Lines - April 2012

Two generations of the Stam family raising pork in Haldimand County exemplify how much of the province’s industry has chosen to deal with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

At first, Tony and Vickie Stam thought they could live with it in their barns. But, gradually, PRRS’s effects became worse. Now they and partners nephew Kevin Stam and wife Christine are part of an effort to eliminate a disease that has become a scourge of the industry over more than a decade. Writer Mary Baxter tells the story of their successes and setbacks, starting on page 6.

Better Pork - April 2012