ERIC - THEY CALL IT THE P-E-D VIRUS AND EVEN IF YOU
ARE NOT INVOLVED IN AGRICULTURE - IT IS LIKELY EFFECTING
BECAUSE IT IS SO DEADLY FOR BABY PIGS IT HAS CUT DOWN
ON THE PORK SUPPLY IN THIS COUNTRY AND DRIVEN PRICES
THAT IS WHY - THINGS ARE CHANGING AT COUNTY FAIRS
oh his name is red.
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TYLER CROSS BROUGHT RED TO THE COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR
THEY DID WELL.
RED WAS SELECTED AS THE RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET HOG.
BUT WHILE RED AND 66 OTHER HOGS CAME TO THIS SHOW
- NONE WILL BE GOING HOME.
THE FEAR IS THE PIGS WOULD TAKE SOMETHING HOME WITH
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all of the county fairs were told by the state that
they would be terminal shows that nobody wants to
take the disease home.
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THE P-E-D VIRUS IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AMONG PIGS.
ADULT PIGS WILL SHOW FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEN RECOVER.
BABY PIGS ARE NOT AS LUCKY.
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if they are still on the sow the death loss is pretty
much running 100 percent on the babies.
there's no vaccine for it at this point.
it has no effect on humans and no effect on the pork
that you buy in the store.
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CONCERNS ABOUT EXPOSING PIGS TO THE VIRUS AND THE
TERMINAL SHOW POLICY HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON THE NUMBER
OF PIGS BEING SHOWN AT FAIRS THIS YEAR.
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it has effected the number at all of the fairs that
i've dealth with in the area which is dane, columbia,
lodi fair, sauk county, numbers are down.
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AND WHILE THESE ANIMALS ARE RAISED WITH THE IDEA THEY
WILL BE EVENTUALLY BE GOING TO MARKET - THE TERMINAL
SHOW RULE PUTS A TIME FRAME ON THAT.
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yeah, i get attached to him.
seeing him a bunch everyday and walking him.
AGAIN - THE OVERRIDING FACTOR IN THE TERMINAL SHOW
RULE IS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS DEADLY VIRUS
WHILE THE VIRUS HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON FARMS IN WISCONSIN
- OUR STATE IS FAIRING BETTER THAN MOST.
ERIC - OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE SOUTH IN IOWA HAVE BEEN
HIT PARTICULARLY HARD BY THE VIRUS.