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Farmers still sending OTM cattle to slaughter despite ban

19 October 2006

UK - UK farmers have sent over 180 older cattle to slaughter for human consumption since last November, despite a ban on cattle born before 1 August 1996 entering the food chain because of the increased risk of BSE. But the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has assured consumers that none of the 180 animals entered the food chain.

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