Cooley still bears the scars

Just one case of foot-and-mouth was discovered in the Republic during the outbreak six years ago, but the economic impact still came to €210 million.

11th August, 2007

Just one case of foot-and-mouth was discovered in the Republic during the outbreak six years ago, but the economic impact still came to €210 million.

On the Cooley Peninsula, where the single Irish case occurred, an estimated 51,941 animals were culled, according to figures from the Department of Agriculture. This included 48,744 sheep, 2,908 pigs, 1,123 cattle and 166 goats.

Elsewhere around the country, 3,826 sheep and 207 cattle were culled to prevent the spread of the disease. Farmers were...

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