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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FUW: Disappointed that burial relaxation will only last seven days

The Farmers' Union of Wales has welcomed the relaxation of rules banning the burial or animals on farms as a 'step towards common sense.'

But the Union criticised the announcement that restrictions will come back into force in a weeks time.

Gwyn Williams, Area Officer at the FUW also told ITV News that the Welsh Government should consider how it could help support farmers financially.

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