cow.jpgI’ve just heard that the government has confirmed a fresh case of foot and mouth in Surrey. The outbreak is at a farm near Egham. A ten-kilometre control zone has been set up around the farm.
Rural tourism took a devastating hit last time the disease took hold, in 2001, so we need to hope the Prime Minister’s claim that the outbreak has been contained is correct. If you run a business in the area and want to keep up to date with developments, go to our sister site, Farmer’s Weekly Interactive, for the latest news.