Moving towards a national biosecurity standard

That’s the aim of Stratford veterinarian Doug MacDougald, who feels that too many just pay lip service to this key element of best management practices


The wind blew down the sign warning visitors that the area around Curtiss Littlejohn’s barns was a biosecure zone last year. The Glenn Morris breeding stock multiplier didn’t bother to replace it until recently.

Like a lot of other cash-strapped producers, Littlejohn had higher priorities. Unlike some, however, Littlejohn didn’t let his biosecurity standards slip. “We are anal about biosecurity,” he says.

Better Pork - April 2011