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ALMOST BEEKEEPING - RELATED TOPICS => FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE => Topic started by: danno on March 21, 2014, 02:14:00 pm

Title: PED virus
Post by: danno on March 21, 2014, 02:14:00 pm
I finish out a few hogs every years.   This year the breeder that I buy from was almost wiped out by the virus.   For those that have not heard about porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, it is very bad.  The mortality of hogs less then one week old is 100% and over 80% for anything up to 3 weeks old.    It has killed over a million young hogs this spring.   Expect higher prices in the stores this year. Producers will pass down these costs.  
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: 10framer on March 23, 2014, 01:51:26 am
wish we could introduce it into the wild population.
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: jayj200 on June 19, 2014, 06:01:06 pm
sent it to fl and texas
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: jayj200 on June 27, 2014, 09:03:29 am
in Florida they hunt them with a knife and a dog. That's all
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: sawdstmakr on June 27, 2014, 08:17:35 pm
They even use dogs here to catch them alive. Even the large males.
Jim
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: GSF on June 29, 2014, 05:25:34 pm
in Florida they hunt them with a knife and a dog. That's all


Okay, I'll take the bait.., Why just a knife and a dog?
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: sawdstmakr on June 30, 2014, 05:41:52 am
Because it is a real adrenalin rush. It is up front and personnel. Not the same as sitting in a tree, high off the ground and shooting it.
You better not make a mistake or the pig wins.
Jim
Title: Re: PED virus
Post by: jayj200 on June 30, 2014, 08:35:59 am
Bullets are too expensive