Mary Critchley at her quite excellent site (HERE) reports this morning that the new site for which a Control Zone has been imposed by DEFRA is likely NOT to have an outbreak of FMD. Manor Farm is owned by Laurence Matthews who also owns (and leased out) another of the sites involved and, upon seeing that some animals looked less than 100% took the very sensible precaution of flagging this to the powers that be. He is optimistic that this will turn out not to be FMD. This will be an enormous relief to all farmers.

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