Farms inspected around the Republic

Thursday, March 01, 2001
1300 sheep are to be slaughtered in Co Wexford amid increased fears the virus may strike here.

In Nenagh, Co Tipperary, a factory has been closed, a farm sealed off and at least one animal slaughtered.

In Roscommon, investigations are continuing into the transport of a load of lambs to a factory in Athleague from the farm in south Armagh where there has been a confirmed outbreak.

Two farms have also been sealed off in Castleisland, Co Kerry in a continuation of the precautionary measures.

The two adjoining farms were targeted after some of their animals were spotted looking unwell at a cattle mart in the Midlands.

A veterinary inspection will take place.