EU vets are preparing to discuss the outbreak of classical swine fever in Britain as the disease has been confirmed on another farm. Around 1,000 pigs are to be slaughtered on the Norfolk farm which is the first to have a confirmed case of the disease since 12 August. The outbreak has been reported to the EU Commission and was expected to be discussed at a regular meeting of the Standing Veterinary Committee yesterday. This is a further shock for pig farmers and their leaders who are still pressing for more compensation for farmers affected by the outbreak. They are seeking an increase in the proposed compensation payments from £35 to £37 per pig for farmers who have had curbs placed on their businesses as a result of the disease.