More time to bury dead livestock

The relaxation of laws that prevent farmers burying their livestock on their land is to be extended for a further week. Farmers called for the change to help them deal with the deaths of hundreds of animals following heavy snow.

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Farming union: 'Emergency action needed' following snow

Farmers like Gareth Wyn Jones had dig their livestock out of the snow. Many lambs perished. Credit: Ian Lang/ITV News

Earlier this week, The Farmers' Union of Wales urged the Welsh Government to create an emergency fund to help farmers with the cost of disposing of livestock who died in the recent snow.

"With the lambing season getting into full swing and fodder and grass shortages already hitting us hard, the freak snowstorms and bitterly cold weather could not have come at a worse time" said FUW president Emyr Jones.

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