Cattle Detained Due To Fears Of Disease Outbreak

AUSTRALIA - Cattle have been detained at five far west New South Wales properties following concerns about a potential outbreak of Bovine Johne's Disease.
calendar icon 18 June 2007
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Tens of thousands of cattle are being trucked into the region to graze on winter feed, many from the Bovine Johne's Disease control zone areas to the south.

The Department of Primary Industries' Greg Curran says some cattle have been detained because paperwork was not in order and he and local police are now making sure all cattle movements are correctly documented.

"The police themselves want to make sure that people observe what is required under the National Livestock Identification System," he said.

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