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H1N1 Flu Outbreak Unlikely to Deter Pig Buyers

by 5m Editor
15 October 2009, at 10:58am

AUSTRALIA - The organiser of Queensland's largest liveweight pig sale says he doesn't expect the latest outbreak of the A/H1N1 flu to worry buyers.

An unnamed piggery on the Darling Downs was placed under quarantine yesterday after some pigs returned positive results for the disease, reports ABC.

It's the second outbreak at a Queensland piggery this year. The first was at Dalby in August.

Organiser Errol Luck says he doesn't expect there'll be any effect on the weekly Toowoomba pig sales.

"Right at the beginning, when it first broke out it, it made sales fairly soft in Sydney, and in that area down round there, but it had very little effect on anything in Queensland," he says.

"I don't think there's any problem at all."