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Keady farmer sentenced for animal related offences at Armagh court

A Keady farmer has been sentenced at Armagh Magistrates’ Court for various charges of causing unnecessary suffering to animals

Michael Oliver Callaghan of Mullyard Road was sentenced at  on June 3 of six charges under the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, one charge under the Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations (NI) 2012, one charge under the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) Regulations (NI) 2011 and one charge under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2009.

Callaghan received a conditional discharge on the Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations charge. On the remaining charges, he was given a three month custodial sentence suspended for two years.

This case arose from a number of welfare inspections carried out by Veterinary Service staff due to the very serious, ongoing problems on Callaghan’s farm.

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