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£5m to help eradicate sheep scab in Wales

Lesley Griffiths
Britain   Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced £5m available through the Rural Development Programme will be used to help eradicate sheep scab.

Sheep scab is one of the most contagious disease of sheep in Wales and has been identified as a disease priority by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group.

The funding is available to deliver an industry led project to tackle the disease in Wales. The announcement follows an industry proposal to eradicate sheep scab from Wales.

Further details of the project will be announced in the forthcoming months following ongoing discussions with industry representatives.

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