Jersey’s setting minister, Jonathan Renouf, has mentioned that the “testing course of is constant” to find the reason for demise of over 100 cattle on the island in December of 2022.
The cattle, from Woodlands Farm, fell ailing and died within the house of some days from December 15. The Jersey authorities confirmed that samples from each the animals and their feed had been despatched to be analysed to find out the reason for demise.
The minister mentioned yesterday (Thursday, January 12) that “the Pure Atmosphere group, the personal vet and the farmer are working in partnership to analyze the reason for this incident”.
“As a part of this work, a variety of samples had been taken, and the testing course of is constant.
“We’re pursuing essentially the most related diagnostic methodologies, in session with labs and specialists.
“We’re, to date, assured that this was a localised occasion, however want further assessments to have the ability to say extra about what has occurred on this case.
“The testing is complicated, and outcomes will not be at all times conclusive in these circumstances.”
Cattle in Jersey
The cattle that died in Jersey had been a part of the Le Boutillier household’s herd on the Woodlands Farm.
Following the retrieval of samples, the animals had been then despatched to the Animal Carcass Incinerator.
On the time, Eamon Fenlon, the managing director of Jersey Dairy, mentioned he was “completely devastated” by what occurred to the cows.
Jersey Dairy, the dairy producers on the island, reassured the general public that it was an remoted incident and that no different farms had been affected.
“Dropping part of a herd like that is heartbreaking. We will’t think about how troublesome that is for Charlie (farmer), his household and all at Woodlands,” Fenlon mentioned.
“Phrases can’t categorical the heartache we really feel for them, and we can’t start to grasp the shock that they have to be feeling.
“We hope they will discover the power and steerage to deliver them by this troublesome and tragic time.
“We’re very grateful to all who rallied round over the weekend to assist at Woodlands on this time of want. It was heartening to see that neighborhood spirit.