NFU to survey its members about problem of fly-grazing

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) wants its members to alert it to problems they face with fly-grazing on their land.

Members reported cases at an NFU council meeting on 26 June.

They included a farmer who had 2,500 horses left on his land and another who was leaving the countryside stewardship scheme because his 15-metre field margins were being used by fly-grazers.

NFU president Peter Kendall said the NFU would survey its members about the nuisance.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (5 July 2012)

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