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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 November 2012

The global food company Vion announces it is putting all of its UK business up for sale. It is one of the largest meat processors in Europe employing 13,000 people at 38 sites in the UK. Farming groups say they are hopeful a buyer will be found to help ensure local producers can continue to supply livestock and poultry.

Researchers say they are hopeful a new kind of vaccine against Foot and Mouth is only a few years away following a grant of £5million.

And with only 24 hours to go before leaders from across Europe meet to thrash out the EU budget, Anna Hill talks to an Estate Manager about what subsidies mean for larger farms.

This programme is presented by Anna Hill and produced in Birmingham by Angela Frain.


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