Foot And Mouth Back In The UK

The foot and mouth disease is back in the UK. It was reported yesterday that a farm in Guildford, Surrey has cattle infected with foot and mouth.

This is very worrying news for farmers like ourselves. Not only are we having to deal with ruined potato crops and the difficult harvest brought on by the recent floods and bad weather but now the threat of disease is once more a burden facing farmers.

A ban has been placed on the movement of livestock and farmers are being asked to inspect their livestock closely.

Lets hope that this is an isolated outbreak and that livestock farmer’s including ourselves are not affected by this disease.

Visit Defra for more information about foot and mouth.

Read the Farmer’s Weekly report on the foot and mouth outbreak.