The Kansas Secure Pork Supply Plan (KS SPS Plan) is a tool for the Kansas Swine Industry to be implemented for guidance when moving animals from uninfected farms during a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), Classic Swine Fever (CSF), or African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in North America. The movement of animals with guidance from this document will help to support the economic viability of the Kansas swine industry during an outbreak.
The overall goals of the Secure Food Supply project include:
- Avoid interruptions in animal/animal product movement to commercial processing from farms with no evidence of infection during a foreign animal disease outbreak.
- Provide a continuous supply of safe and wholesome food to customers.
- Maintain business continuity for producers, transporters, and food processors through response planning.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture has staff available to help farmers with their plans or you may choose to utilize a veterinarian. In order to be eligible for the incentive, a plan will have to be approved by the KDA.
Those wishing to start a plan or simply learn more about the process are encouraged to contact Emily Voris, Animal Health Planner, Kansas Department of Agriculture at 785-564-6601 or Emily.Voris@ks.gov.
The Kansas Pork Association, with support from the National Pork Board, is encouraging farms to complete their Secure Pork Supply Plans by offering a $100 incentive for the first 200 premises. For more information, contact the KPA office at 785-776-0442 or email@example.com.