Farm fined for animal cruelty

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A FARM company has been prosecuted for transporting an animal in great pain with a damaged womb.

Sheffield Council launched the case against Kirton Farmers, of Yew Tree Farm, Newark, Nottinghamshire, which transported a cow to a Sheffield slaughterhouse.

At Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, the farm company was fined £750 and ordered to pay £150 costs and a £15 surcharge.

An officer from the council’s environmental protection service had been alerted when the cow arrived at Woolley Brothers, Mosborough.

Vets said the cow should not have been transported.

The court heard a representative of the company admitted he had transported the cow in April. He said he had noticed the condition when loading the animal but had not called a vet.

The company pleaded guilty by post.