SEP 01] WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Now Foot And Mouth Free
status as an 'at risk' area has today been changed to a Foot and
Mouth 'free' area.
means that under licence all species of livestock can now be moved,
between farms, and to collection centres and to slaughter.
new status also means that sheep, which are required to be blood
tested before they can be moved in an 'at risk' area, can now be
moved without a blood test.
County Council's Trading Standards Service has been given new
licensing duties by Government, and now issues, to Warwickshire
farmers, licences for the movement of livestock. Occupational
licences will still be issued by Local Veterinary Inspectors.
Hunter, Director of Warwickshire Trading Standards Service said:
is very good news for Warwickshire and for our farming community,
and suggests that the measures which have been taken to eradicate
this terrible disease in Warwickshire are bearing fruit.
new licensing arrangements have meant a considerable increase in
the number of animal movement licences we issue to Warwickshire
farmers on a daily basis."
farmers wishing to apply for a licence to move their livestock are
asked to phone Warwickshire Trading Standards Service on 01926
has also at the same time had its status changed to disease free.