Suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak
A shipment of 600 cattle at Greenore, Co Louth, was suspended by the Department of Agriculture yesterday for fear that they were infected with foot and mouth disease. After last year’s outbreak, which began in Swords, Co Dublin, and affected 68 herds, everyone is highly vigilant. The cattle waiting at Greenore have been traced back to Ballybay, Co Monaghan, and this farm has been inspected and given a clean bill of health. The Greenore cattle await further inspection by an official from the English department before they will be allowed to travel.