Falklands : Agriculture Discussions on East and West Falkland
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 16.11.2005 (Article Archived on 30.11.2005)
Animal Health could dominate these discussions.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DISCUSSIONS ON EAST AND WEST FALKLAND
By J. Brock (FINN)
The Department of Agriculture are holding discussion sessions around East and West Falkland oî issues impacting on Farming, such as wool marketing, auctions for the season as well as meat production, including Lamb Mutton and Beef.
The chance discovery and diagnosis of a case of (A-typical Scrape) Cape Dolphin, could be on the agenda as it could cause problems for marketing sheep meat. A-typical Scrape is not like normal Scrape, according to Chief Vet, Steve Pointing. It’s been around for nearly 300 years and cannot spread from one animal to the other very easily. Through the years, according to Mr. Pointing, people have not gone on to develop symptoms by eating meat from infected animals.
The sessions will be held at Fox Bay, South Harbour, the Peak and Manybranch. The two - hour sessions are informal. All East Falkland sessions are Stanley Time and timings on West Falkland are Camp time. Details can be obtained on 27355