A Co Armagh farmer was convicted of charges related to the keeping of animals yesterday (16 October 2017).
Owen Donaghy, of Blaney Road, Crossmaglen, Newry, was convicted at Newry Magistrates’ Court of:
- one charge of failure to notify the Department of cattle movements off his holding or the death of animals;
- one charge of failure to notify the Department that animals were lost or stolen;
- one charge of failure to notify the movement of cattle onto his holding or the birth of animals; and
- one charge of failure to keep a herd register.
He was convicted in his absence and fined £1,000 plus £15 offender levy.
The offences were discovered during an inspection of Donaghy’s herd by officers from DAERA’s Veterinary Service Enforcement Branch.