A Tyrone farmer was convicted at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court today of one charge of failure to keep an up to date sheep flock register, one charge of failure to notify the movements out of a sheep flock and one charge of failure to provide an inspector with information in relation to the destination of sheep. 

Pierce Carville, of Castle Drive, Caledon, Co Tyrone, pleaded guilty and received a conditional discharge for 18 months.

This case arose from a sheep identification inspection or flock audit, carried out by the DARD’s Veterinary Service Enforcement Branch when it was discovered that a large number of Mr Carville’s sheep were unaccounted for.


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