Farm Shows Go Ahead Despite Ban

WALES - Two of Wales's top agricultural shows are to open on Tuesday, despite restrictions imposed after the foot-and-mouth outbreak in England.
calendar icon 14 August 2007
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The show will feature horses but not cloven hoofed animals

The two-day Anglesey Show and the three-day Pembrokeshire Show are going ahead, but without class competitions for cattle, sheep, pigs or goats.

A ban on animal movements was relaxed in Wales at the weekend but they cannot be taken to agricultural events.

Farmers' leaders now want a timetable on further easing of the movements ban.

The two shows are considered to be second only to the Royal Welsh which was held before the first case of foot-and-mouth was discovered in Surrey.

Because of the general ban on the movement of animals which came into force 11 days ago, both shows taking place this week have had to cancel classes for all cloven hoofed animals.

However, the farm animals now can be moved for welfare reasons or be taken straight from to the abattoir.

Disinfectant mats have been placed at all the entrances to the Anglesey Show as a disease prevention measure.

Source: bbcnews
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