Fifteen years after FMD, Nottinghamshire inspectors step up farm visits

Fifteen years after FMD, Nottinghamshire inspectors step up farm visits
 

Fifteen years ago this autumn Britain's livestock farmers counted the ruinous cost of their worst crisis in a generation. The last outbreak in the 2001 foot and mouth disease disaster occurred in Cumbria on September 30. Although the culling of animals continued until the new year, the worst was over and in October the Government downgraded the risk.
As six million slaughtered creatures, mainly cattle and sheep, went up in acrid smoke during the spring and summer of 2001, the crisis burned an £8 billion hole in the British agricultural economy.
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4 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 40
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