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If you want to show at the Royal this year and then at another show taking place within 20 days of coming home---you will need to have an approved on-farm isolation unit! (Below) ... are details from the DEFRA website of the "hoops" you will have to jump through to obtain this exemption stutus!! It seems that so far as the EU is concerned we are "foot and mouth" free but so far as the British farmers are concerned, we've still got it!! Surely DEFRA can't have their cake and eat it ----or can they??

When are we going to say "enough is enough"?

At the end of this month it will have been 6 months since the last confirmed case----why do we then need to have any restrictions at all? Those of us who have not had our livestock culled have received no compensation whatsoever for the loss of income caused by the movement restrictions and now it seems that DEFRA are just going to continue with alternative restrictions ( particularly the "20 day rule" ) to screw us down even more!

One things for sure, the French farmers wouldn't put up with it !