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19/01/21 Fishermen Protest, Dog Attack, Vets software

Fishing companies protest outside Parliament because of post-Brexit export troubles, plus an increase in dog attacks on sheep

More than fifty lorries from fishing companies in Scotland and South West England paraded up and down Whitehall yesterday, to draw attention to the difficulty they are having exporting their goods into the EU. Delays at ports and extra paperwork since 1st January have meant time-sensitive goods have been at risk of perishing. We speak to the Dartmouth Crab Company about what impact they think the protest had.

The cost of dog attacks on sheep has been rising across England according to insurers NFU Mutual - and recently there have been a number of attacks involving large numbers of sheep, including 50 at the weekend in North Monmouthshire. We speak to a farmer from Suffolk who lost 50 sheep in an attack just before Christmas, and also The Welsh Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Janet Finch-Saunders, who is calling for a National Rural Crime Taskforce in Wales to be set up to deal with the problem.

Plus as we take a look at the work being done by vets this week, we speak to the developers of new software that allows vets and farmers to access data in real time. The project called "Remedy" or REal tiME DairY has been given £1.7 million in funding from Innovate UK.

Presented by Anna Hill
Produced in Bristol by Natalie Donovan

13 minutes


  • Tue 19 Jan 2021 05:45