Cooper Farms, Oakwood, Ohio, opened a new biosecurity truck wash location in Ashley, Ind., to assist in maintaining the highest health standards for the company’s hogs.
The biosecurity center will clean and sanitize semi-trucks and trailers after delivering hogs to the Clemens Food Group plant in Coldwater, Mich.
“We are very thorough with our biosecurity measures here at Cooper Farms,” says John Grindstaff, manager of the biosecurity center. “We want to do this to prevent anything our animals or trucks may come in contact with from getting back to into our herds.”
Currently, the biosecurity center is set to clean 20 trailers a day starting at 1:30 a.m. until all trucks have come through.
The biosecurity center will provide six jobs and will typically run five days during the week, except during holiday weeks.