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First swine flu.. now swine fever... and it's much more serious (for the pigs)

I was quite surprised to see the news today that there is a Swine fever epidemic ongoing which currently threatens close to 10% of the worlds pig population and has sent prices soaring by 40%. It seems to have originated in Asia and is seemingly near-unstoppable except by culling entire herds. Thankfully, in its current form it is not dangerous to humans. https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...eads-thailand-

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I was quite surprised to see the news today that there is a Swine fever epidemic ongoing which currently threatens close to 10% of the worlds pig population and has sent prices soaring by 40%. It seems to have originated in Asia and is seemingly near-unstoppable except by culling entire herds. Thankfully, in its current form it is not dangerous to humans. https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...eads-thailand-

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If you were a farmer and were asked if you would like to sacrifice 10% of your pig stock to get a 40% better price on the rest, would you say no?
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Re: First swine flu.. now swine fever... and it's much more serious (for the pigs)

The German name is Afrikanische Schweinepest (African Swine Plague )

It is a pig problem in Poland.
https://www.agrarheute.com/tier/schw...h-polen-554253

But also Hungary, Ukraine, Belgium, Romania,, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.
https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/de/home...epest-asp.html
https://www.fli.de/de/aktuelles/tier...-schweinepest/

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If you were a farmer and were asked if you would like to sacrifice 10% of your pig stock to get a 40% better price on the rest, would you say no?
Just that you have to sacrifice 100%
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