Alltech: Animal production must adapt to stop COVID-19

Alltech: Animal production must adapt to stop COVID-19

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New animal production protocol needed to prevent the novel coronavirus from threatening food security

While the protocol necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 are relatively basic — handwashing, limiting social contact — they may not be commonplace among animal production laborers, according to Jorge Delgado, a dairy specialist with the Alltech On Farm Program. Cultural and communication barriers could lead to outbreaks and labor shortages that leave farm managers without the workforce they need to care for their animals, Delgado warned.