For the last two months a major item of news each day has been the number of FMD cases.
This has varied from 4 to a peak of 50 or so. It is not as bad as some reckon as in Wales there have been 64 cases out of 20,ooo farms
This week cases has tumbled , but yesterday they gave an inaccurate figure. The official figure was 3 , actually it was 7 as 4 humans were diagnosed with it! The press failed to pick up the sick humour.
To be serious now it has raised many questions about our style of farming whether in the UK, USA or Australia
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