Swine fever update (August)
FARMERS hit by swine fever are refusing to send pigs into a government slaughter scheme because of fears that they will not receive any compensation.
THE Ministry of Agriculture has denied Tory claims that it has asked for 25 in compensation from Brussels for each pig killed under swine fever controls.
AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown has been likened to Pontius Pilate by farmers caught up in restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of swine fever.
FARMERS hit by swine fever controls may receive just 25 for each pig killed under the governments slaughter scheme, a leading Tory MEP has claimed.
THE government has strongly indicated that farmers will be compensated for pigs slaughtered under its pig slaughter scheme.
THE National Pig Association is urging farmers to take advantage of the governments pig slaughter scheme, due to start on Wednesday (30 August).
PIG farmers in East Anglia are praying for rain this Bank Holiday weekend.
FARMERS should not rule out the possibility that other cases of classical swine fever may be discovered, says the Governments chief veterinary officer.
PIG farmers have warned that they face a body blow which will take them 10 years to recover from unless they are compensated for the swine fever outbreak.
DESPERATE pig farmers could resort to smuggling animals out of swine fever restriction zones because of uncertainty surrounding compensation.
THE government has unveiled plans to slaughter and dispose of up to 100,000 pigs that are stranded on farms because of swine fever restrictions.
FARM minister Nick Brown will decide “within days” how to help pig farmers facing financial ruin and a welfare crisis as a result of the swine fever outbreak.
VETERINARY experts have called for the slaughter of up to 80,000 pigs in a bid to save large numbers of farmers from ruin because of swine fever.
PIG farmers believe that the lifting of the export ban on English pigs could signal an early end to other restrictions put in place to control swine fever.
BRUSSELS has partially lifted its ban on English exports of live pigs and boar semen imposed following the outbreak of swine fever in East Anglia.
VETERINARY experts in Brussels are set to decide whether to extend or amend their ban on exports of English pigs imposed because of swine fever.
FOUR more pig herds suspected of having swine fever have been given the all-clear by MAFF, the ministry confirmed on Monday afternoon.
CHARITY workers have offered their services to crisis-hit pig farmers and their families following the outbreak of swine fever in East Anglia.
SHADOW agriculture minister Tim Yeo has slammed the governments “dismissive attitude” towards farmers whose pigs are affected by swine fever.
TESTS carried out on farms outside East Anglia appear to show that the swine fever outbreak has not spread to other parts of the country.
JIM SCUDAMORE, the governments chef veterinary officer, has voiced his optimism that the outbreak of swine fever may have been contained.
AGRICULTURE Minister Nick Brown has insisted that he will not preside over an animal welfare catastrophe resulting from the swine fever outbreak.
BRITISH pig producers unable to sell healthy livestock because of the swine fever crisis will not be compensated, says agriculture minister Nick Brown.
TEXT of a statement from agriculture minister Nick Brown following a meeting with pig industry representatives on Friday (18 Aug).
BRITISH pig producers are being urged to learn lessons from the Dutch, who suffered the last major European outbreak of classical swine fever in 1997.
THE Ministry of Agriculture is investigating suspected outbreaks of swine fever on farms in four more counties previously unconnected with the disease.
FRESH meat from swine fever surveillance areas should be allowed to go on the UK market, says the chairman of a major pigmeat processor.
AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown has refused to lift restrictions designed to control the outbreak of swine fever in East Anglia.
THE RSPCA has expressed concern over the animal welfare crisis building up in East Anglia because of controls aimed at controlling swine fever in pigs.
PIG farmers have called for immediate action to avert a major animal welfare crisis because of restrictions imposed to control swine fever.
THE United States and Canada are monitoring imports of English pig products as a precaution against the spread of swine fever to north America.
AS fears grow over the spread of swine fever in the UK, newspapers consider the latest developments in the crisis.
PIG herds from all over the country are being tested for swine fever amid fears that the disease has spread beyond East Anglia.
GOVERNMENT communications since the outbreak of swine fever in East Anglia could have been better, a junior agriculture minister has admitted.
BRUSSELS has imposed an immediate ban on exports of all live pigs and boar semen from England in response to the outbreak of classical swine fever.
MALTON Foods, the countrys biggest pig processor, claims to have lifted its blanket ban on buying pigs from farmers in swine fever-hit East Anglia.
ABOUT 1000 farmers could be left with virtually worthless pigs as a result of the classical swine fever outbreak in East Anglia, an industry expert has claimed.
THE UKs leading pigmeat processor is refusing to take any pigs from East Anglia following the outbreak the classical swine fever (CSF) in the region.
A YOUNG couple who have worked for seven years to build up their pig breeding business face heavy losses following the first outbreak of swine fever in the UK for 14 years.
MAFF has ordered the slaughter of all pigs on six nursery units in a bid to control the spread of classical swine fever (CSF) in East Anglia.
CLASSICAL swine fever (CSF) has been confirmed on two further farms, one in Essex and one in Norfolk.
AN outbreak of highly contagious pig disease classical swine fever (CSF) has been confirmed in Suffolk.