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Hog producers call for help from Ottawa

As PED continues to spread, hog producers want more help from Ottawa.

They want federal funding for special washing facilities at key points across Canada.

This will allow biohazards to be properly cleaned out of the big trucks used to transport livestock.

The highly contagious disease has surfaced in PEI, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.

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It has also killed millions of baby pigs in the United States since last May.

PED is not contagious to humans and does not impact meat quality.

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