23/01/2011

Ten years on from the Foot and Mouth crisis, Caz Graham visits two farming brothers whose lives went in opposite directions after they lost their animals to the disease. The 2001 outbreak cost the lives of 6 million animals, at a cost to the UK of £8 billion. Cumbria was hardest hit and Les and Brian Armstrong's farm was effectively closed for a year. With plenty of time to think, they split up their partnership of 30 years, Les turned the farm into a dairy unit, and Brian, moved by the huge emotional weight the outbreak placed on farmers, began working for Farm Crisis network.

Presenter: Caz Graham. Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

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