Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.
The Wisconsin Pork Association offers two tiers of rebates to producers testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv).
Tier 1: $25 rebate to pork producers to help offset ELISA testing costs.
Tier 2: $100 rebate to pork producers to offset PCR testing costs. (Effective April 1st – December 1st, 2023.)
Testing is required to comply with Wisconsin’s Animal Health rule effective March 2018. The rule requires farms with pigs to test for PRRS and PEDv when moving intrastate or interstate. Testing is not required for pigs moving directly to harvest. The funding is available on a first come-first serve basis.
Details on Wisconsin’s Swine Health Rule can be found by going to www.datcp.wi.gov and searching “swine movement” or directly by clicking this link to datacp.wi.gov.