Maytaal Angel

A Reuters commodities reporter with experience working on high profile stories in a fast paced, real time news environment

Two pandemics and Brexit leave UK pig sector in peril

By Maytaal Angel, LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - For British pig farmers like Simon Watchorn, the start of 2021 has brought fresh problems after a pandemic-ridden 2020. British pork producers have seen their profits eroded by COVID-19 and an outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) in Germany, and are now having also to deal with Brexit red tape that has hammered exports and hurt demand from key buyers such as German sausage makers.
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