Most of farmer's lambs free from Schmallenberg virus

Sheep at Waterloo Lodge Farm Credit: ITV News Central

A farmer from Hungarton, north of Leicester, is relieved that the majority of his new born lambs are free from the Schmallenberg virus, which killed 40 per cent of his flock earlier this year.

Charles Sercome, farmer of Waterloo Lodge Farm, told ITV News Central that he would have been forced out of business if his latest flock had been infected.

The Schmallenberg virus is spread when midges bite pregnant ewes and lead to lambs developing severe abnormalities.

Waterloo Lodge Farm Credit: ITV News Central

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