Spain compensates for bluetongue
Spain may pay out up to Euro 42m to farmers who lost sheep as a result of bluetongue. The government will allocate a maximum of Euro 6 per animal older than 12 months. It will provide the first Euro 3, while the corresponding autonomous region will make up the remainder. Several farmers in Andalucia, Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y Leon and Madrid were affected by quarantine and movement controls, and as a result had fewer sheep than in other areas. The compensation is part of other measures to help farmers whose sheep were affected by the disease.