Farmer convicted at Dungannon Court on cattle identification regulations

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A Dungannon farmer has been found guilty of breaching of cattle identification regulations at court today (Monday) and fined £400 plus an offenders levy.

Philip Richardson, (40), of Stughan House, 27 Augharon Road, Newmills, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, was convicted at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court of one charge of failing to notify the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development within seven days that six cattle were lost or stolen.

He pleaded guilty and was fined £400 plus a £15 offenders levy.

These offences came to light as a result of a Cattle Identification Inspection or herd audit of his herd by Veterinary Service Enforcement Branch.