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Pig classes cancelled at Driffield Show

17th Jul 2019 / By Alistair Driver

There will be no pig classes at today's Driffield Show due to concerns over swine dysentery. 

The show organisers made the decision on the eve of the one-day event. In a statement, the organisers said: "As you may be aware there has recently been a case of Swine dysentery confirmed in our local area. Following consultation with our society vets we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the pig section at this year’s Driffield Show.

"This decision has not been taken lightly and we thank everyone concerned for their understanding."

A case of swine dysentery was confirmed in North Yorkshire last week

The decision follows the cancellation of pig classes at last week's Great Yorkshire show because of a suspected case of disease at a recent show. Initial test results for the pig in question came back negative.