orgprophet: WAKE UP EVERYONE .... you will NOT be able to prep soon!
Jul 7, 2019 10:29:06 GMT 10
spinifex: What will be stopping everyone from prepping? And how soon is soon? Got a hot tip about an upcoming event?
Jul 7, 2019 13:46:22 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone had a good weekend! Hit tomorrow with everything you have. Chest out, shoulders back, chin up!
Jul 7, 2019 23:22:45 GMT 10
orgprophet: spinifex ... you can not prep if you can not get things, when the gfc hit it was a liquidity issue ... banks stopped trusting other banks to be able to pay so the system was grinding to a halt .... when confidence erodes that credit no longer is issued to
Jul 8, 2019 16:55:14 GMT 10
orgprophet: other banks or other suppliers of goods, the shelves will become empty ... banks can become closed, credit cards all suspended ... and you will have to live on what you have available ... this happens when hyperinflation kicks in or confidence is lost
Jul 8, 2019 16:56:25 GMT 10
spinifex: A major storm front is supposed to lash South Oz this arvo. Winds to 120k. A good test for the pallet wrap hut!
Jul 10, 2019 8:31:59 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yeah sounds like good weather Spinifex!
Jul 10, 2019 10:01:23 GMT 10
spinifex: Getting some good rains now. Hope it extends to the dry areas 100km north of here - farms up there have been missing out a lot this winter and struggling to keep stock fed.
Jul 10, 2019 12:54:56 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
Jul 13, 2019 12:45:30 GMT 10
justdoitmyway: Anyone around ?
Jul 13, 2019 14:33:07 GMT 10
Vietnam culled more than 1.7 million pigs as African swine fever spread across the country, with officials warning the disease may penetrate sizable commercial farms next.
About 5% of the nation’s pig population has been culled as the number of infected provinces and cities increased to 42, the government said on its website. The epidemic will likely continue expanding to other locations and bigger farms, according to the agricultural ministry’s forecasts.
ATM is a bonus for our pork producers, as SE Asia is filling the void with our pork - just means we will have to pay more, and there may not be as much around as usual. with the price of meat lately, pork is about 50% of our meat diet. I see another big hunting trip on the cards.
Apparently running rampant in S Africa at the moment as well. I wonder what the chances are of it jumping home.
Also what the chances are of it mutating and going Zoonotic?
The chances of it becoming established here in live pigs are very high. Live virus is being regularly detected in meat products at our borders. Ag departments and biosecurity agencies all over oz are running 'war games' in anticipation of an outbreak. South Australia ran its war game a couple of weeks ago.
Given the difficulties already being experienced trying to stamp out ILT in the commercial chicken population ... I really don't want to see ASF establish a bridgehead here. Heaven help the industry if it gets into the feral pig population because it will create a permanent reservoir for re-infection. I see pork possibly becoming a luxury meat for the foreseeable future until ASF vaccines become available.
It is regarded as harmless to humans. But it shares some traits with the Pox viruses which have been highly dangerous to humans. Expect the unexpected!
If it jumps species ... stay away from large holes in the ground lest the authorities bury you as a control measure. (see my live burials thread)
I'm thinking the authorities in Asia are now attempting to reach the wrong objective. Probably it is now best to let the disease take its course and collect the animals that survive due to their natural resistance and use their genetics to rebuild a more swine fever resistant national herd/drove. Burying everything in sight before it dies may now be counter productive.
I also can't help but wonder what authorities will do when eventually a disease outbreak like ASF shows up in the human population.
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2019 9:43:11 GMT 10 by spinifex