Dairy Defined Podcast: Biosecurity Top-of-Mind with HPAI

Dan Avian Influenza, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)


At the top of every dairy farmer’s mind right now is biosecurity and how to achieve it. The various cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) found in dairy cattle in several states has many concerned.

In a new Dairy Defined Podcast Karen Jordan, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, chairwoman of the National Dairy FARM Program’s animal care task force, and a member of National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Board of Directors, says every farmer can take simple, but meaningful, steps to ensure a well-protected industry.

Jordan, who also raises about 200 dairy cattle in Siler City, N.C. said, “When you start trying to protect against organisms that you can’t see, that puts you in a whole different ballpark. The bright side is, we’ve got a disease that we don’t have dead animals. We do have an economic disruption, severely. But this gives us an opportunity to really take a hard look at our farms and see what that biosecurity really needs to look like and then how we really enhance it.”

Jordan is joined in the podcast by NMPF’s Chief Science Officer, Jamie Jonker, who is leading NMPF’s HPAI response. To hear the podcast, click here.