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Lifting of brucellosis testing good for farming - McMullan

27 January, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed the final hurdle on testing of cattle for brucellosis being lifted.

 Mr McMullan said,

 “I fully welcome the announcement that from the 1st February all cattle will be free to be exported without having to go through the rigorous testing for brucellosis.

 “This lifting of this last restriction will undoubtedly save farmers and the Department of Agriculture money that can be invested elsewhere.

 “The Minister Michelle O’Neill needs to be congratulated for achieving this milestone in making cattle here some of the safest in the world.

 “However, we cannot be complacent so I also welcome her determination to keep our industry disease free.”

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