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Dutch Boycott UK Cattle Over TB Sale

16 July 2008

NETHERLANDS - The Dutch farmer organisation LTO is calling for a ban on British calf exports after 12 British calves, infected with bovine tuberculosis, were sold to The Netherlands.

According to Farmers Weekly Interactive, Dutch farmers are already boycotting cattle from the UK after 27 farms in Holland were placed under TB restrictions and 12 cattle tested positive for the disease

Dutch farmers are already boycotting cattle from the UK after 27 farms in Holland were placed under TB restrictions and 12 cattle tested positive for the disease.

The calves were traced after reactors were found on a British farm which exported the animals on 22 May.

Although this took place two months ago, it took the Dutch department of agriculture until 11 July to make an official announcement.

The delay has angered the LTO and wants Brussels to take official action against the UK.

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