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African Swine Fever meeting set Oct. 17 in Lubbock

published: October 4th 2019
The Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service will hold an African Swine Fever meeting Oct. 17 in Lubbock. The event is free and will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive. There will be a meal provided by the Texas Pork Producers Association. RSVP by Oct. 15 to the AgriLife Exten-sion office of Lubbock County at 806-775-1740 to be included in the meal.
“Given the scale of the African Swine Fever outbreak in China, which has now also spread to other areas of Asia, we know this is a topic of concern for our local pork producers,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent for Lub-bock County. 
“This meeting will ad-dress concerns and answer questions folks may have about the disease and its transmission and the effect it could have on the U.S. market,” Scott said. “We will also be discussing swine farm biosecurity and the secure pork supply plan and how that could affect producers.”
Speakers will include Jeffrey Wiegert, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension swine specialist,  College Sta-tion; Sherri Gress, Ph.D., Texas Animal Health Com-mission regional director, Amarillo; Jeff Turner, TAHC director of emergency management, Aus-tin; Dustin Urbantke, D.V.M., Muleshoe Animal Clinic, Muleshoe; and Brandon Gunn, Texas Pork Producers Association executive vice president, Kyle.
The event may also be watched live on the Lubbock 4-H Livestock Facebook page.

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