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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Sheep farmer can see 'light at the end of the tunnel'

A farmer in Conwy, north Wales has told ITV News that they can finally 'see light at the end of the tunnel' after the death of hundreds of farm animals in heavy snow.

He says some farmers have lost half of their sheep.

Gareth Wyn Jones, who farms near Llanfairfechan, who has lost many lambs himself says farmers will be "physically, mentally and financial worse off" but that they now need to move on.

He has called on the Welsh Government to relax laws so that they can bury their dead lambs on their farms.

Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies is expected to make an announcement later this afternoon.

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