FAD Producer Communications
FAD Communications Toolkit- Producers
For Illinois Pork to be successful and secure, countless industries, businesses, and individual producers must be aligned, informed, and all working together to make biosecurity a top priority.
Foreign Animal Diseases may represent the single most significant threat to our industry, in that they can happen suddenly, without warning, and have a far-reaching impact on every aspect of the Illinois Pork Industry.
The best way to mitigate the impact of a Foreign Animal Disease outbreak, is to prevent the outbreak from starting. Proper preparation, education, and precaution are the best tools we have to fight FADs and practicing proper biosecurity procedures is the responsibility of everyone who works in this industry.
ENCOURAGE PRODUCER PARTNERS TO TAKE PROACTIVE STEPS AGAINST FADS:
Secure Pork Supply Plan, or SPS Plan, is a voluntary way for producers to prepare before an outbreak occurs. Share the SPS Website to help producers prepare, request a movement permit, and find other helpful resources.
DOWNLOAD AND SHARE:
One page Handout Nine page overview
HELP PRODUCERS KEEP THEIR TEAMS AND STAFF ON HIGH ALERT:
Click below to view and download helpful USDA collateral that be can used as handouts or posters around pork production facilities. You’ll find both English and Spanish language posters on topics like Biosecurity, Signs and Symptoms, and Best Practices for Traveling.
English Versions: Spanish Versions:
Biosecurity Signs & Symptoms Travel Biosecurity Signs & Symptoms Travel
FOR PRODUCERS WHO WANT A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS FAD:
Thought it’s always important to deliver clear, concise messages on foreign animal disease topics, it’s also valuable to make more detailed information available for those who want or require additional information. The materials below can help provide that knowledge.
A 16 page summary of Pork Checkoff-funded
research on FADs including Foot-and-Mouth Disease,
Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever, and more.