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Caseous Lymphadenitis

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the incidence of caseous lymphadenitis; and how many cases have been reported in the last six months in (a) goats and (b) humans.

Prior to 1990 caseous lymphadenitis had not been recorded in animals in the United Kingdom for many years. It has, however, been confirmed in three goat herds in England in the last six months all linked by the movement of stock to the same import consignment. There have been no reported cases of human infection in the United Kingdom in the same period.The disease is found in a number of European countries and elsewhere in goats and sheep, but there are no accurate

Variety1985 Harvest (Ecu/kg)1986 Harvest (Ecu/kg)1987 Harvest (Ecu/kg)1 2 Average price received for 1985, 1986 and 1987 Harvests4 (Ecu/kg)
Burley Gr0·07–0·600·14–0·3730·370·16
Burley It0·13–0·140·28–0·3930·280·22
Badischer Geudertheimer50·4260·42
Kaba Koulak Classic0·16–0·260·14–0·2030·590·23
Forchheimer Havana30·090·16–0·660·28–0·410·31
1 Prices converted from drachma/lire/to Ecus at market rates applying on the date the offer was accepted.
2 Average prices weighted by volumes involved in tenders.
3 Range not available since only one tender held.
4 No tobacco from the 1988 harvest has been sold.
5 No intervention stocks.
6 No sales from this harvest of this variety.