Animal by-product disposal reminder issued by council

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14 April 2020

Image of generic English covid-19 news graphicRules concerning the burial of fallen livestock have not changed during the Coronavirus outbreak, Powys County Council has said.

The council's Trading Standards Service are now reminding the farming community that they must continue to dispose of their fallen livestock in the correct manner.

Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing and Regulatory Services, said:

"We understand that there are rumours circulating in the farming community but there is no relaxation of the current regulations.

"Our advice to the farming community is that they continue to dispose of their fallen livestock in the correct manner.

"The law is in place to control the spread of disease to other animals and to protect the human food chain. Breaching these requirements poses a threat to both animal and human health."

Farmers are advised that it is a requirement of the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2014 that all carcasses are collected, transported and disposed of in an approved manner.

"We do take these matters very seriously because of the disease risks involved," said Cllr Evans.

"If farmers do not follow these regulations then we will have to investigate and take the appropriate action."

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they should contact Trading Standards on 01874 623420 or email

Further information about the regulation can be found by visiting the business advice section of and clicking on Animal Health & Welfare.

For the latest updates and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the council, please visit

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