Livestock disease outbreaks on common grazing in Wales could be easier to manage in future after a £5m investment in an electronic land register.

The Welsh Government plans to replace the current paper-based register system, which has been in place since the 1960s.

About 8.5% of all land in Wales is common land and is grazed by sheep, cattle and horses.

The government suggests the new system will be easier to manage and provide consistency across Wales.

It also said instant access to the register would help with the response to animal disease outbreaks on common land.

The new system is expected to be up and running by the end of 2017.

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