Deadline nears to bury dead livestock

The window of time for farmers to bury their dead livestock ends at midnight tonight. Rules around the burial of dead animals on farms were relaxed in order for farmers to clear up the damage to flocks caused by the recent cold weather.

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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.