30 March 2001


uA FREE web-site has been launched by IT company Genome, which acts as a contact database for producers wishing to sell unwanted feed and those needing to buy feed (www.

uDAIRY producers should not be grazing their cattle in fields which are close to sheep of unknown status, warns Devon-dairy vet, Richard Sibley. "Infected sheep are not thought to spread the virus far in air, but the disease is a problem of sheep and although they may not show marked signs, they may be harbouring the virus."

uNOVARTIS Animal Health – and its Youngs brand – as well as Agri-Lloyd have launched a money-back pledge for producers. Both companies are offering to refund money spent on their products during the outbreak should animals have to be destroyed.

uADAS has set up a free web-site to provide immediate and critical information/advice to farmers thoughout the foot-and-mouth crisis. Topics covered will include latest developments, husbandry and financial advice ( or 0845-7660085 for faxed or posted info). &#42

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