A pig farm with 2000 sows in
Nantong City, Jiangsu Province
On 23rd October 2018, Puai Group invited Danish expert Hans Aae to visit customers at a farm in Nantong, Jiangsu Province. He discussed with farmers in depth, and put forward problems and provide solutions. Hans Aae hoped to help customers solving the problems of breeding production. This farm has 2000 sows, 70% of them are the Dan breeder pigs and 30% are the American or American hybrid pigs. At that time, African swine fever was very fearful, Hans taught about how to improve external biosecurity based on his own farming experience in Denmark.
Hans Aae mentioned that external biosecurity on farms has always been important and has become increasingly important because of the African swine fever.
Farms must define "dirty" areas and "clean" areas clearly. When all employees and guests pay considerable attention to biosecurity and obey the rules every day and time, the benefits of farms will increase.
1. When entering the farm, delimit dirty and clean areas (with only one entrance)
Follow seven admission rules: A. Request permission to visit; B. Take off shoes; C. Take off all clothes; D. Clean and disinfect hands; E. Use paper towels; F. Wear farm clothes; G. Wear farm shoes.
2. Ensure that the fences around the farm are intact and not accessible to people and wildlife.
3. Ensure that trucks are clean and drivers are not allowed to get off from the truck or enter farms.
- When a farm transferring pigs from the pig house to a truck, the vehicle should be washed and disinfected before returning to the farm.
- After cleaning and disinfecting trucks, spraying Stalosan F on trucks can reduce residual bacteria and viruses.
- In addition, disinfection of shoes is also important, especially the bottom.
4. Any food with unknown origin (especially meat food) can't enter farms or be fed to pigs.
Through in-depth communication with farmers, Hans hoped that farmers can realize the importance of the external biosecurity in the farm. Especially when external guests are visiting the farm, the outside clothes can't be brought into the farm. Only by controlling the source of infection, cutting off the route of transmission and putting the biosecurity program in practice, farms can keep African swine fever away.