• Short Summary

    FOOT AND MOUTH - THE DISEASE THAT CAUSED THOUSANDS OF HEAD OF CATTLE TO BE SLAUGHTERED THROUGHOUT GREAT BRITAIN - SEEMS FINALLY TO BE LOSING SOME OF ITS MENACE.

  • Description

    FOOT AND MOUTH - THE DISEASE THAT CAUSED THOUSANDS OF HEAD OF CATTLE TO BE SLAUGHTERED THROUGHOUT GREAT BRITAIN - SEEMS FINALLY TO BE LOSING SOME OF ITS MENACE. SANDOWN ARK RACE-COURSE IN ENGLAND HAD ITS FIRST DAY OF RACING TODAY (FRIDAY) SINCE FOOT AND MOUTH RESTRICTIONS CAME IN TO EFFECT SIX WEEK AGO. AND IN SHEEPY MAGNA, IN WARWICKSHIRE, FARMER CLIVE RYMOND HAS BEGUN TO RESTOCK HIS BADLY DEPLETED FARM.

    CROWDS CAME FROM ALL PART OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND TO BACK THEIR FAVOURITES AT SANDOWN TODAY. BUT RACING TIPSTERS COUNSELLED CAUTION - AFTER SUCH A LONG LAY-OFF, THEY MAINTAINED, FORM WAS T ITS MOST UNPREDICTABLE.

    RACING WAS BANNED AFTER MEETINGS HELD ON NOVEMBER 25, AND FROM THEN UNTIL TODAY, OVER 50 MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. BETTING TURNOVER LOST THROUGH THE STOPPAGE HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT 60 MILLIONS STERLING. FROM THIS THE EXCHEQUER WOULD HAVE HARVESTED 1,500,000 STERLING IN BETTING TAX.

    OWNERS, RIDERS, TRAINERS, BOOKMAKERS - EVEN STABLE BOYS - HAVE LOST MONEY AS A RESULT OF FOOT AND MOUTH.

    BUT FARMERS HAVE BEEN WORST HIT, AND MANY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESUME BUSINESS AS A RESULT OF THE DISEASE. CLIVE RYMOND, WHO HAD HIS ENTIRE HERD SLAUGHTERED LAST NOVEMBER, IS ONE OF THE FIRST TO BEGIN RESTOCKING.

    RYMOND OWNS 188 ACRES, AND HAS BOUGHT 21 YOUNG FRIESIAN COWS WITH WHICH TO MAKE A FRESH START.

    HE WAS ASKED WHETHER HE WAS WORRIED BY THE RISK HE WAS TAKING, IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT FOOT AND MOUTH CASES ARE STILL BEING REPORTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93KME47FNE4QNPKJU05VA7F7O
    Media URN:
    VLVA93KME47FNE4QNPKJU05VA7F7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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