A Dorset farmer has been banned from keeping cattle for two years - and sentenced to an eight week curfew - after failing to provide adequate feed to his herd.
Brian Pitman, 61, of Canford Bottom, Wimborne, was found guilty of 13 offences at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.
He committed two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 of causing unnecessary suffering to a cow that was found collapsed and underfed, and of failing to provide sufficient feed to a herd of 90 cattle.
The case was brought by Dorset County Council after an investigation by trading standards and animal health officers in November 2010.
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