Two brothers have pleaded guilty to a number of animal welfare offences.
Wilfred Francis and Ian Martin Francis of Yr Ackery Burton Rossett, who farm in the UK, were handed a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
On February 5th, 2019 an unannounced visit was made to the farm after receiving a complaint of a dog eating a dead calf.
On arrival at the farm, officers of the Food and Farming team accompanied by an Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA).
Access the welfare of animals
A vet found dead cattle and calves, animals with none or insufficient bedding, some were without food and water and had access to hazardous object around the premises.
15 visits were made by officers between February 5th, 2019 and May 7, 2019, to access the welfare of the animals.
As a result, 22 cows and their dependants were seized on May 13, 2019, when their body condition hadn’t improved or had decreased over a month of monitoring.