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Farmers warned of cattle dangers

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Farmers are being warned about hazards linked to cattle in open spaces.

Rob Wilkinson of Strutt and Parker’s farming department in Stamford says that each year the Health and Safety Executive investigates many incidents involving cattle, which could be avoided.

He said: “The East Midlands has a sizeable amount of rights of way through agricultural land which the public use frequently.

Farmers have to take this into account when stocking fields with cattle and most incidents involve cows with calves and dog walkers.”

He said dairy breed bulls were banned from fields which have public rights of way, and farmers should consider keeping aggresive bulls away from walkers.

For more visit www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais17ew.pdf

 

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