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Red Tractor chair urges pig farmers to take steps to prevent African swine fever infection

19th Jan 2023 / By Alistair Driver

Red Tractor pigs chairman Stewart Houston has urged farmers to step up their defences against African swine fever (ASF).

In a blog on the Red Tractor website, Mr Houston says: ‘As farmers, it’s our responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of the animals in our care.

“Owners of pigs, including pigs just kept as pets, are being advised to take precautions against African Swine Fever (ASF). 

“The risk of ASF reaching the UK has increased:  if it were to arrive here, it would have a devastating impact on the health of our pig population and the domestic and international trade of pigs and pork.”

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