Animal Health in Ukraine Project: Expanding the Biosafety Audit Program


As part of the Animal Health in Ukraine Project , the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has compiled a list of 10 companies that will receive advisory assistance in improving biosecurity in 2024.

In particular, it includes several enterprises that are undergoing reconstruction — they are completing new sites and aim to ensure the biosafety of farms at the proper level from the very beginning.

The list of audit participants will include breeding farms, whose biosafety issues are a priority, as they sell genetics throughout Ukraine. With this in mind, breeding producers are happy to enlist the support of the project in order to conduct an audit and, accordingly, make all the necessary improvements.

The first audit took place in the Lviv region in February. In the future, according to the project, audits will be conducted monthly.

As a reminder, during the first phase of the project, the AUPB created a video of best practices for pig farm biosecurity.

The Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded by Ukrainian pork producers. The main purposes of the association are representation and protection of rights and interests of farms of the association, assistance in development and introduction of new technologies for efficient production of pork, expansion of sales markets, and protection of domestic sales market.