Scottish border curbs eased

SCOTLAND - A further relaxation of restrictions imposed in response to the Surrey foot-and-mouth outbreak has been welcomed by Scottish farmers.
calendar icon 11 August 2007
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Animals who were being sent from farms directly to slaughterhouses will be able to cross the border between Scotland and England from midnight, a move that will will particularly benefit Scottish pig farmers

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said the move was good news for farmers in the south of Scotland.

Farming leaders praised the authorities for their reaction to the outbreak.

Mr Lochhead said the relaxation would help meat processors, as well as farmers who regularly send livestock south of the border

Source: BBC News
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