No lesson learned for pig sector

Curtis, Stephen
August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/24/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 8, p60
Trade Publication
The author reflects on whether the pig industry has learned its lessons regarding the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Great Britain in 2007. He emphasizes that the industry has suffered repeatedly from imported diseases as a result of poor national biosecurity. He stresses the failure of the government to control the entry of disease-laden meat into the country. He suggests that the government should establish a cordon sanitaire around the shores to restore the country's reputation for excellence in livestock production.


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