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Monday, June 4, 2018

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Introduction

The Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan is a voluntary initiative to provide commercial pork producers with a workable continuity of business plan in the event of a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) outbreak. In the event of a FAD outbreak, movement of swine will be restricted. In order to maintain continuity of business it will be critical for producers to be able to move pigs to the next stage of production or to market. Preparing for such an event by participating in the SPS plan offers producers the best opportunity to meet the expectations of animal health officials and demonstrate that their pigs are safe to move.

As a Swine Extension Educator, I’m helping producers prepare by disseminating the information. The SPS "Seven Steps to Participate" have been prepared by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health in coordination with the Secure Pork Supply program to assist producers in developing a SPS plan for each site. The seven steps are intended to offer producers a simplified step-by-step protocol to guide them through the participation process referencing the SPS website at www.securepork.org.

To learn more watch a Secure Pork Supply Plan Overview Video (46:52 minutes).

Each week following this one, I will be providing you with a step to participate to help you prepare a Secure Pork Supply Continuity of Business Plan for your farm. There are seven steps to participate. If you wish to see all lessons now, click HERE.

If you wish to unsubscribe from these SPS step emails, please do so through the unsubscribe link below. Doing this will NOT unsubscribe you from the UMN Swine Extension Newsletter.
Dr. Dave Wright is the Minnesota coordinator for the Secure Pork Supply Plan. Feel free to contact him at wright2me.dave@gmail.com or 763-242-7535 if you need assistance in the participation process or would like supplemental information about the three basic concepts of the Secure Pork Supply Plan: Traceability and Movement Management, Enhanced Biosecurity, and Foreign Animal Disease Training and Response.

Seven Steps to Participate:

Step #1: Familiarize yourself with www.securepork.org
Step #2: Validate your premises; obtain a PIN; print a map
Step #3: Locate and compile records: Logbooks, CVIs and SOPs
Step #4: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 1—Introducing the Biosecurity Plan Template
Step #5: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 2—Create and Label a Premises Map
Step #6: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 3—Biosecurity Protocols
Step #7: Foreign Animal Disease Training and Response

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #1


Step #1: Familiarize yourself with www.securepork.org

The Secure Pork Supply website is your primary resource for detailed information related to participation in the SPS plan. 
  1. Go to www.securepork.org and click on the “Pork Producer” tab.
  2. Click on the 2-page SPS Plan Summary and the 1-page SPS Handout for a brief overview of the expectations of participation.
  3. Watch the Webinar or read the 7-page SPS Plan for more details.
  4. Click on each topic listed on the bar on the left to become familiar with the information available.

Each topic will be addressed in future steps.

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #2

Step #2: Validate your premises; obtain a PIN; print a map

Validate your premises:



  1. Open Google maps or Bing maps
  2. Enter address of site; if it is a new site, obtain a 911 address from county sheriff 
  3. Obtain a new 911 address if the location of the pigs does not have an address. For example, if the home location has one address and the pigs are located at a nearby site, the pig location should have a unique, separate 911 address that should be used for the PIN.
  4. Click on “Satellite Image”
  5. If the site location is correct, continue; If not, find the site on the map
  6. Put cursor on site at driveway; Right Click on “What’s here?”
  7. Record latitude and longitude
  8. If you find discrepancies between the GPS location and address, call the MN BAH at 651-201-6816 to notify of changes to be updated in the state and national database.

Create & Print an Aerial Premises Map:



  1. Identify your site on an internet map at https://www.google.com/maps
  2. Click on box that says “Satellite”
  3. Zoom to view entire site
  4. Open a Word document; Click “insert,” “screenshot,” then “screen clipping”; select area to copy with mouse (+ on frosted area)
  5. Save and Print the Word document with the map to be used in your Biosecurity Plan

Obtain National Premises Identification Number (PIN) if you do not have one

  1. National Premises ID is available by contacting the MN BAH at 651-296-2942 or
  2. https://www.bah.state.mn.us/register-your-premises/

Obtain & Print Prem ID Barcodes

  1. Go to https://lms.pork.org/Premises
  2. Enter “Swine ID” in Search Field
  3. Click “premises verification tool” in “LOOK UP A PIN” field
  4. Follow instructions to verify the address and generate a PDF barcode file:
    1. Enter your Premises ID (PIN) and have the system perform the validation
    2. Verify that the address returned is correct.
    3. Select the style of label to use and generate a PDF Barcode file.  Barcodes are recognized by all veterinary diagnostic labs and can be used on all paper documents requiring a PIN.
  5. A batch upload option for verifying and printing large numbers of PIN barcodes is located here: https://lms.pork.org/Premises/Batch

Additional information is available at the Secure Pork Supply website: www.securepork.org

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #3

Step #3: Locate and compile records: Logbooks, CVIs and SOPs

State Animal Health Officials (SAHOs) must be able to easily conduct a trace-back investigation in the event of a Foreign Animal Disease outbreak. These documents will be used in future lessons as you draft your Enhanced Biosecurity Plan.

A PIN will be required for all premises of origin and destination for farm animal movement


  1. List all commonly used premises of origin and destination for farm animal movement including downstream sites
  2. Obtain Premises Identification Numbers for each source (origin) and destination locationTransport records should include date, vehicle, driver, source PIN and destination PIN
  3. A “traceability and movement log” spreadsheet is available for standardized formatting

Locate the following documents so officials can review them on short notice:

  1. All movement logbooks:
    1. People entry log
    2. Vehicle and equipment entry log
    3. Animal movement log (Click HERE for example)
  2. Record of checking bait stations
  3. Training documentation log
  4. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  5. Employee and visitor arrival agreement
  6. Delivery protocols for feed, equipment and semen
  7. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) and Health Production Plan movements

Identify all breeding stock and animal groups prior to movement


  1. All breeding animals must be identified with an official PIN tag associated with the premises of the animal immediately prior to harvest
  2. Purchase tags from an approved tag supplier www.pork.org/pintag 

Additional information is available at the Secure Pork Supply website: www.securepork.org.

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #4

Step #4: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 1—Introducing the Biosecurity Plan Template

The Secure Pork Supply Plan requires a written enhanced biosecurity plan for each site. Remember that it is the producer’s responsibility to protect his or her herd by keeping the disease off the farm. It is the regulatory official’s responsibility to protect the U.S. herd by keeping the disease from spreading.

Identify a biosecurity manager for each site or premises who understands infectious diseases and is familiar with the facility. The biosecurity manager is responsible for writing the site-specific biosecurity plan, implementing employee training and ensuring compliance. 

Open and review the following biosecurity resources in the "Biosecurity" tab on the left.

  1. Biosecurity Self-Assessment Checklist (print this document)
  2. Information Manual for Enhanced Biosecurity: Swine Raised Indoors (use this for reference)
  3. Customizable Template Biosecurity Plan Template
Pre-fill the customizable Biosecurity Plan Template.

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #5

Step #5: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 2—Create and Label a Premises Map

A Premises Map is an important part of an enhanced biosecurity plan. It is a visual representation of the functional barriers in place to prevent the introduction of a Foreign Animal Disease.

Detailed instructions for preparing a Premises Map can be found at www.securepork.org by clicking on the Pork Producers/Biosecurity tabs; then clicking on the “Premises Map instructions” link. The direct link can be found here: z.umn.edu/SPSCreatingPremisesMap

You may have already created a Word document with an aerial Premises Map in Lesson #2. In Lesson #5 we will label the map. Open the Word document with the map or generate an aerial image of the site at this time. If you intend to label the map by hand, print the Word document; if you intend to label the map using a computer, follow the instructions for Inserting Shapes found on the Word control panel. It might be helpful to prepare a rough draft by hand and then create the final draft using the computer.

Refer to the Biosecurity Self-Assessment Checklist and Information Manual For Enhanced
Biosecurity (#3 Protecting the Pig Herd) as you identify and label the following items on your map:

  1. Site Entry—include a barrier and a sign. Suggestions for biosecurity signs can be found at securepork.org by clicking on the “Signs and Posters” tab. Other options can be found by Googling “biosecurity signs on farms”.
  2. Line of Separation (LOS)—usually the walls of the building
  3. LOS Access Point(s)—entry points for equipment and people; signage and protocol for entry should be in place
  4. Designated parking area for staff and visitors—locate outside the PBA
  5. Cleaning and disinfection (C&D) station(s)—either a nearby truck wash or an on-site station; if a C&D station is not in place, make plans to include one in the event of a FAD event
  6. Vehicle movements—identify and draw delivery routes for animals, semen and parcels; identify propane tanks and delivery routes
  7. Feed Delivery—locate feed bins and draw feed truck delivery routes
  8. Carcass Disposal—label dead removal access points and carcass removal pathways
  9. Perimeter Buffer Area (PBA)—label the outer control boundary of a site, often identified by roads and driveways
  10. PBA Access Point(s)—include signs and barriers

The Premises Map Legend below is a picture of a legend created in a Word document that can be used to copy and paste lines and shapes onto your map in a Word document.  

Click HERE to access the Word document of the legend

PREMISES MAP LEGEND


Secure Pork Supply Plan - Step #6

Step #6: Enhanced Biosecurity Part 3—Biosecurity Protocols

Written biosecurity protocols are necessary to ensure accurate communication with all employees, visitors and delivery personnel.  You may have collected SOPs, logbooks and other biosecurity protocols in Lesson #3. If not, suggestions are available in the Enhanced Biosecurity Plan Template and Information Manual for Enhanced Biosecurity, which can be found at www.securepork.org. Click on the Pork Producers/Biosecurity tabs to find the needed information.

Open and complete your Biosecurity Plan Template

Include the following written biosecurity protocols or select options provided in the template:
  1. Employee and Visitor Arrival Agreement (Sample found in Appendix B of Information Manual)Vehicle and Equipment Entry Protocol (#4 Vehicles and Equipment)
  2. Animal Transport Vehicle Protocol (#4 Vehicles and Equipment)
  3. Personnel Entry/Exit Procedure (#5 Personnel)
  4. Incoming Animal and Semen Protocol (#6 Animal and Semen Movement)
  5. Animal Loading Protocol (#6 Animal and Semen Movement)
  6. Carcass Disposal Protocol (#7 Carcass Disposal)
  7. Manure Management Protocol (#8 Manure Management)
  8. Rodent and Fly Control Plan (#9 Rodent, Fly, Wildlife, and Other Animal Control)
  9. Feed Delivery Protocol (#10 Feed)
Maintain current logbooks of the following activities:
  1. Training documentation
  2. People entry
  3. Vehicle and equipment entry
  4. Animal movement
  5. Record of checking bait stations
  6. C&D station supply log
  7. Daily observation log
  8. Emergency Action Plan

Schedule and document biosecurity training sessions for all employees (#2 Training)

Free biosecurity signs and posters are available from “The Pork Store” www.porkstore.pork.org.  Request a free “Swine Disease Push Kit” #04892 for each site.

Suggestions for biosecurity signs can be found at www.securepork.org in the “Signs and Posters” area in the Pork Producer tab. Other options can be found by Googling “biosecurity signs on farms”. 
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