21 August 2000
Update on swine fever outbreak
Yeo hits out over swine fever (21 August 2000)
SHADOW agriculture minister Tim Yeo has slammed the governments “dismissive attitude” towards farmers whose pigs are affected by swine fever.
Swine fever confined to East Anglia (21 August 2000)
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.
Chief vet optimistic over swine fever (18 August
JIM SCUDAMORE, the governments chef veterinary officer, has voiced his
optimism that the outbreak of swine fever may have been contained.
Welfare crisis wont happen Brown (18 August
AGRICULTURE Minister Nick Brown has insisted that he will not preside over
an animal welfare catastrophe resulting from the swine fever outbreak.
Brown rules out swine fever money (18 August
BRITISH pig producers unable to sell healthy livestock because of the swine fever
crisis will not be compensated, says agriculture minister Nick Brown.
Swine fever Ministers statement (18 August
TEXT of a statement from agriculture minister Nick Brown following a meeting with pig industry representatives on Friday (18 Aug).
Learn from Dutch, pig producers urged (18 August
BRITISH pig producers are being urged to learn lessons from the Dutch,
who suffered the last major European outbreak of classical swine fever
MAFF widens swine fever testing (18 August 2000)
THE Ministry of Agriculture is investigating suspected outbreaks of
swine fever on farms in four more counties previously unconnected with the
Processor: Sell zone pigmeat fresh (18 August 2000)
FRESH meat from swine fever surveillance areas should be allowed to go
on the UK market, says the chairman of a major pigmeat processor.
Swine fever controls to stay – Brown (17 August 2000)
AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown has refused to lift restrictions
designed to control the outbreak of swine fever in East Anglia.
RSPCA concerns over pig backlog (17 August 2000)
THE RSPCA has expressed concern over the animal welfare crisis building
up in East Anglia because of controls aimed at controlling swine fever
Pig farmers fear welfare catastrophe (17 August 2000)
PIG farmers have called for immediate action to avert a major animal
welfare crisis because of restrictions imposed to control swine fever.
US and Canada monitor UK pigmeat (16 August 2000)
THE United States and Canada are monitoring imports of English pig
products as a precaution against the spread of swine fever to north
What the papers say: swine fever (16 August 2000)
AS fears grow over the spread of swine fever in the UK, newspapers
consider the latest developments in the crisis.
Fears grow over spread of swine fever (15 August 2000)
PIG herds from all over the country are being tested for swine fever
amid fears that the disease has spread beyond East Anglia.
MAFF information could be better (15 August 2000)
GOVERNMENT communications since the outbreak of swine fever in East
Anglia could have been better, a junior agriculture minister has
Brussels bans English pig exports (14 August 2000)
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
Malton Foods lifts ban on buying pigs (14 August 2000)
MALTON Foods, the countrys biggest pig processor, claims to have
lifted its blanket ban on buying pigs from farmers in swine fever-hit East
Swine fever fallout may hit 1000 farms (14 August 2000)
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.
Malton refuses East Anglian pigs (11 August 2000)
THE UKs leading pigmeat processor is refusing to take any pigs from
East Anglia following the outbreak the classical swine fever (CSF) in the
Young couple face pig cull misery (11 August 2000)
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.
Swine fever cull on six new farms (11 August 2000)
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
Swine fever found on two more farms (10 August 2000)
CLASSICAL swine fever (CSF) has been confirmed on two further farms,
one in Essex and one in Norfolk.
Swine fever outbreak confirmed (09 August 2000)
AN outbreak of highly contagious pig disease classical swine fever
(CSF) has been confirmed in Suffolk.