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Warning to farmers over dead animals

 
Created on 05/10/2010 @ 10:46
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The local farming community is being reminded of its responsibility to dispose of animal carcasses in the correct manner by Powys County Council.
The council's Trading Standards Service has today issued the reminder after prosecuting three local farmers for animal health breaches. All defendants entered guilty pleas.
One defendant was given an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £450 prosecution costs, £150 legal costs and a £15 victim surcharge. The second defendant was given a two-year conditional discharge, ordered to pay £500 towards investigation costs and £150 legal costs.
The final defendant was fined £500 and ordered to pay £500 contribution costs, £150 legal costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Cllr Graham Brown, Board Member for Public Protection, said: “The farming community must ensure that animal carcasses and by-products are disposed of in the correct manner.
“These cases show that we do investigate those who do not follow the appropriate legislation and have taken the appropriate action. This should serve as a reminder to the farming community the duty and responsibility they have when it comes to disposing of animal carcasses properly.”
For further information on the fallen livestock rules then contact Trading Standards on Newtown 01686 617524, email trading.standards@powys.gov.uk or visit http://www.powys.gov.uk/tradingstandards
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