Farmer convicted at Newry Court on pig offences

A Warrenpoint pig farmer has been convicted at Newry Magistrates' Court of one charge of failure to keep a pig herd register, one charge of failure to identify 15 pigs and one charge of failure to complete an Aujeszky's disease surveillance test.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th October 2016, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:59 pm

John McCracken, of Ballyrussell Road ,pleaded guilty to all charges and was fined £300, a compensation order for £344.12 was awarded and he received a £15 offender levy.

The case arose from discrepancies found during a Pig Identification, Registration and Movement Inspection by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs officers while carrying out the Aujeszky’s disease surveillance test on 11 breeding pigs, at a cost of £344.12.