Committee Respond To Minister’s Statement On Bluetongue

Session: 2007/2008

Date: 15 February 2008

Reference: AGR 13/07

Reacting to today’s announcement of the first confirmed case of bluetongue in Northern Ireland, the Chairman of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr William McCrea MP MLA, said:

“I thank the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for the quick action taken after the identification of an individual animal with bluetongue.

“The farming industry does not need any further challenges at this time and therefore I call on the whole industry to work with the Departments efforts to enforce high standards of bio-security to protect our industry”.

ENDS

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