Farmer interferes with testing by injecting grit and other material into cattle Print this pagePrint this page

In January 2010 a Carmarthenshire farmer, William Organ of Penrhiwdilfa, Gwernogle, was convicted for interfering with bovine TB testing. He admitted 14 offences of injecting grit and other material into the cattle in an attempt to falsify the test results between September 2007 and January 2008. He was fined a total of 12,600 and ordered to pay legal costs of 3,000.

A representative from WAG hoped it was an isolated incident and the criminal conviction was welcomed. WAG stressed it would pursue through the courts, if necessary, any attempt to falsify the results of TB testing. Mr Organ pleaded guilty on 25 January 2010 at Llanelli Magistrates Court to 14 offences under Article 8(6) of the Tuberculosis (Wales) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1053) and section 73 of the Animal Health Act 1981 (1981 c.22).

Information sources
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/livestock/farmer-convicted-of-falsifying-tb-test/29996.article
www.vetsonline.com/.../welsh-farmer-fined-for-tampering-with-tb-tests.html
www.welshcountry.co.uk/.../6390-farmer-convicted-of-interfering-with-tb- test


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