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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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Farmers hope for emergency help after snow

Conwy farmer Gareth Wyn Jones had to pull sheep - some alive, others dead - from snow drifts.

Welsh farmers badly affected by the recent snow are hoping to find out today if they will be given emergency help.

The Farmers' Union of Wales has called for EU rules which make burying animals illegal to be suspended, after many have died.

It has also asked for a "winter feed hardship fund".

The Welsh Government has said it is "looking urgently" at how it can "alleviate the burden on farmers", and will say more about what it plans to do early this week.

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