UK: Further movement of livestock offers relief for some farmers
Friday's (9 March) decision to allow further restricted movement of livestock will allow some desperate farmers to move animals to fresh pastures or gather in sheep from remote fields for lambing, says the NFU. The Chief Veterinary Officer Jim Scudamore has said that the movement of animals over short distances will be permitted for welfare reasons. But the controls will be strictly enforced because any movement of animals represents a risk to the FMD control programme.
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