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£700 fine for farmer convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to cattle

Dungannon Court

An Aughnacloy farmer has been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a number of cattle.

Mark Watters (47), of Tullybleety Road, Aughnacloy, appeared in Dungannon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The defendant also faced a charge of doing an act or thing to affect the result of a tuberculosis herd test.

Watters was fined £700 and ordered to pay a £15 offenders levy.

The offences came to light during a tuberculosis herd test and a subsequent follow-up investigation carried out by officers from DAERA’s Welfare and Enforcement Branch.

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