Relaxation of farm burial laws extended

Sheep being dug from under snow
Farmers in north Wales have been affected by last month's heavy snow Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The relaxation of laws that prevent farmers burying their livestock on their own land is to be extended for a further week.

The Welsh Government announced last week that the EU regulations would be suspended for seven days, coming to an end this evening.

The extension means that the 'deragation' will last until 16th April.

Farmers called for the change to help them deal with the deaths of hundreds of lambs and ponies following heavy snow in north and mid Wales.

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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.