Archive Article: 1998/07/24

24 July 1998


&#8226 THE Co-operative Wholesale Society has been fined £4000 and ordered to pay £2508 costs for breaching the terms of a discharge consent at its Llangadog creamery in Wales.

An Environment Agency official said that the consent permits the plant to discharge effluent into the river Towy, with a proviso that the total solid fraction of the discharge is below agreed limits. But last autumn, agency inspectors found the effluent was seven times above the agreed solids limit.

&#8226 CONSUMER confidence in Aberdeen Angus beef and increasing demand from supermarket chains are responsible for a 17% increase in pedigree registrations in the past year, according to breed society chief executive Ron McHattie. The 7347 calves registered in the past year was the highest for 36 years. There was also a 15% increase in the number of society members.

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