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Fallen livestock disposal in Britain: farmers' views

A survey of the perceptions of UK farmers on fallen livestock disposal methods

Year of Publication2011

Open burning and burial was prohibited in 2002 because of the possible transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the human population. A study by Harper Adams University College was conducted to investigate the perceptions of farmers, from different areas of the UK, on livestock disposal methods. Results from the study indicated that there was a significant amount of illegal disposal occurring.

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dead animal disposalafterbirth disposal
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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