We at Shaffer Goldrush, DO NOT have PEDv as of 2/12/14. We all know how rumors like to fly around the industry and we wanted to let our customers rest assured that we currently do not have nor have had PEDv in the past.
If we would break here at Shaffer Goldrush our customers will be the… first to know. We will up front and honest with everyone. We will have a plan of action set into place and pass all of that information on to our customers immediately. Our relationships with our customers are extremely important to us and we would do nothing to hurt that relationship. We value each and everyone of you and we want you to succeed in the swine industry.
We are currently testing weekly for PEDv just like we do every week for PRRS. These results are available to you and your vet upon request at any time.
We are fortunate at Goldrush to have our Boars, Show Pigs, and Sows located at different sites. The boars on stud are located approximately 2 miles from the Sow and Show Pig locations, including our office. This is part of our biosecurity plan. We are hoping that if we do break at one site, we would be able to keep it out of the other location.
This being said, PEDv is a very real in the swine industry. It is affecting many of our friends in our industry and PEDv does not make exceptions to who it affects next. Even farms with strict biosecurity protocol are falling victim. We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we have not broke. With that, you never know what tomorrow will bring which can be extremely scary.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by PEDv.
If you would like to discuss any of this with us, please give us a call 888.690.2022 and we would be more than happy to talk to you.