Llangwyllog farmer fined for failing to manage cattle

Geograph (Eric Jones)

A farmer who failed to properly keep his cattle herd has been ordered to pay over £2,200.

Hefin Wyn Jones from Llangwyllog, near Llangefni, pleaded guilty to nine charges, including failing to comply with tagging and properly disposing dead cattle.

Caernarfon magistrates heard Jones did not register births, maintain and produce records and return cattle passports in the past three years.

He also failed to comply with notices to dispose animal by-products in an approved manner.

In court on Wednesday (18th November), Jones was fined £1380 and told to pay a further £800 in costs and a victim surcharge of £46.

After sentencing, Les Pursglove, chief public protection officer at Anglesey Council said there was ”a clear failure to manage the herd”.

He added: ”It is essential that these duties are carried out as it ensures traceability and disease control, which is critical for the prevention of cattle disease and to maintain a safe food chain.”

”These are serious matters and the Isle of Anglesey County Council will investigate such breaches and where necessary bring offenders before the courts.”

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