Planning for a Foreign Animal Disease with Secure Pork Supply

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secure pork supply, IPIC, and IPPA logos Secure Pork Supply graphic Iowa Pork Industry Center graphic Iowa Pork Producers Association graphic Is your farm ready for a foreign animal disease?

In the event of an African Swine Fever (ASF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), or Classical Swine Fever (CSF) outbreak in the United States, state and federal regulatory officials will restrict animal movement to slow or stop the spread of these foreign animal diseases (FADs). If your animals are located in a disease control area, you will need to meet certain criteria to request a permit to move your animals. Guidance for requesting movement permits can be found in the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan.

Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU extension swine specialists are available to help producers understand state and federal responses and learn how to use SPS resources to prepare for an FAD outbreak. Individual producer participation will help ensure a more prepared swine industry overall.


FAD Prep 101: What to expect during a foreign animal disease outbreak. Learn about the producer preparation resources in the SPS Plan. (2 hours; in person or online). Topics include:

  • National movement standstill
  • Quarantine and control areas
  • Mass depopulations and disposal options
  • How does Secure Pork Supply help your business continue during an FAD outbreak? 
  • arrow FAD 101 is now available online! Fill out this form to take the online workshop.

FAD Prep 201: Learn how to prepare for a foreign animal disease on your farm, and how resources in the SPS plan can help. (3 hours; FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite).Topics include: 

  • Ensuring you have a valid premises ID number
  • Keeping accurate movement records of animals, people, equipment
  • Writing your enhanced biosecurity plan and creating a site map
  • Training caretakers in enhanced biosecurity
  • Monitoring for a foreign animal disease on your farm (ASF, FMD, CSF) and knowing who to call
  • Bring with you: Multiple copies of aerial map of your site(s), and a list of inputs (animals, feed, fuel, people, etc) and outputs (animals, manure, garbage, etc) that enter and leave your farm in a given month.

Workshop dates and locations in Iowa

More workshops will be scheduled soon.

We also offer individual and small group assistance with foreign animal disease preparedness and developing an SPS plan for your operation. Please note that FAD Prep 101 is a prerequisite for this assistance. We can visit your farm and educate producers and caretakers on how to develop and implement the SPS plan on your operation. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, webinar or individual or small group plan assistance, please contact the ISU Extension swine specialist in your region, or email Amanda Chipman at



What is the Secure Pork Supply plan? How can it help you prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak? Watch some of these short videos to learn about SPS and why it matters to you.

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