Mission to learn about bluetongue
PUBLISHED: 10:15 16 November 2007 | UPDATED: 08:17 28 March 2014
November 2007: A team of British farmers has been on a bluetongue fact-finding trip to France.
the three-day visit, the 15-strong NFU group visited five farms in the
northern region of the country - an area which had hundreds of cases of
the disease before it reached UK shores.
Working with the French
Farming Union - the FDSEA - NFU livestock advisers and members were
taken to sheep, beef and dairy farms to see first hand how the disease
was affecting production and were shown cattle and sheep either
suffering or recovering from the effects of being bluetongue positive.
trip was designed to improve the NFU's understanding of bluetongue for
communication to membership by learning lessons from French farmers.