23-12-2013 10:30 AM | United Kingdom

Call to protect farmers in snow after sheep deaths

A call has been made to avoid a repeat of the problems faced by hill farmers whose sheep died during heavy snow.

Deep snow hit parts of north Wales in March and farmers reported losing hundreds of lambs in lambing season.

The Welsh government relaxed EU rules which require farmers to pay others to remove carcasses from their land and offered a £500,000 package to affected farmers but would not compensate them.

But the Welsh Conservatives say the response was too slow.
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