Keep pets under control around livestock

Graphic...sheep worrying at Kipps Farm
Graphic...sheep worrying at Kipps Farm

WITH better weather coming in and more people getting out and about in the countryside NFU Scotland is urging dog owners and dog walkers to keep their pets under control around livestock.

Incidents of sheep worrying are growing with more farmers across the country seeing their livestock distressed, hurt or killed by dogs.

At this time of year, with fields full of pregnant ewes or ewes with young lambs at foot, an incidence of worrying can have a devastating impact on a flock.

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