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Derbyshire County Show 'unable to host' cattle and sheep at last weekend’s show

Derbyshire County Show was ’unable to host’ cattle and sheep at last weekend’s show after livestock from a neighbouring field entered the showground a week prior.

A sheep from a neighbouring field had entered the showground, meaning the showground was in breach of Defra licencing restrictions which states that the showing area be free from livestock for 28 days to prevent any cross-contamination.

 

Edward Hicklin, chairman of Derbyshire Agricultural and Horticultural Society, said the decision was a ’blow to all’ but animal health is the ’priority’.

 

“For clarity, the society is well aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the licensing to host cattle and sheep at the county show,” he said.


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