Welfare checks at Cattle Market

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An welfare inspection at the Louth Livestock Market on February 19, which was carried out by Lincolnshire Trading Standards, identified no serious issues.

The inspection recorded the following numbers: 17 fat cattle, 156 hogs, 22 store cattle, one over-thirty-months, 33 cull ewes and 26 store sheep.

There were no identification issues or serious issues, although there were two minor observations.

One sheep had recent damage to one of its horns which had caused bleeding, although this was probably during transit.

Officers discussed the fitness of the sheep with a farmer, and following a reassessment they were satisfied the animal was fit to be sold at the market.

Another sheep was brought in with overgrown hooves, but was also deemed suitable for sale.