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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

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 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
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

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