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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Farm burial relaxations to begin at midnight

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has told ITV News that farmers will be able to bury their dead animals in 'certain areas' of Wales where no other option is available.

Dr Christianne Glossop says that farmers will have to contact a 'fallen stock collector' before they can be aprroved to dispose of their own dead animals.

The law relaxations will come into force from midnight.

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