Farmer forced to sell Highland herd after complaint to HSE – Farmers Weekly

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A Derbyshire farmer has been forced to sell his Highland herd after receiving a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) order to remove them from their traditional habitat.

Alex Birch, 32, had to move his 27 Highland cattle off land at Baslow Edge in the Peak District because of a complaint from a dog walker.

In early summer 2018 Mr Birch received a letter from the HSE saying the herd, which included a number of calves, had to be moved from the moorland due to an alleged incident.

via Farmer forced to sell Highland herd after complaint to HSE – Farmers Weekly.