Swine Testing Reimbursement Program

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.

To qualify, the following requirements and stipulations apply:

  • Producer must complete and submit rebate form by December 1st, 2023.
  • Producers may only apply for one rebate per premises per quarter each year effective April 1st- December 1st, 2023.
  • Rebate form must include documentation showing proof of test completion.
  • Proof of test includes a dated copy of a veterinary clinic bill that shows a line item for PRRS/ PEDv testing and a copy of a test report including date and results from a veterinary diagnostic.
    • To qualify for the $100 rebate, you must have a PCR test done. 
    • If the test result is positive, we ask that you have the sample sequenced. WPA will cover the additional costs associated.
  • Rebate form must include whether pigs were vaccinated for PRRS prior to testing.
  • Producer must submit test results, completed rebate form, and all receipts to receive reimbursement.

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.

For questions contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email wppa@wppa.org.