A PART-TIME farmer has been disqualified from keeping cattle, pigs and sheep for ten years after admitting a number of animal welfare offences.

Kevin Anthony Henwood, 55, of 3 Melbourne Bungalows, Liskeard, admitted five charges relating to animals kept at Great Draynes Farm, Common Moor, Liskeard when he appeared at Bodmin Magistrates' Court yesterday (March 8).

Henwood pleaded guilty to letting sheep gain access to concrete, plastic, roof tiles, slates, insulation, plasterboard, wood, electrical wire, empty silicone tubes and many sharp objects including a hacksaw, a screwdriver and a fork and a pile of wood with nails on or before April 22, 2021.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to give sheep prompt effective treatment for lameness on or before June 28, 2021.

Also that on or before June 28, 2021 he failed to dispose of sheep and lamb carcases properly and failed to produce medicine and mortality records.

Finally on or before June 28, 2021 failing to produce sheep movement records once requested to produce them by an authorised inspector.

He pleaded guilty to all offences.

Mr Henwood has previously been prosecuted for cruelty offences in 2005 and banned for two years for cruelty offences in 2008.

Henwood was made the subject of a community order to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work the next 12 months, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £95 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000.

He was also disqualified from keeping cattle, pigs and sheep for a period of ten years. The order was suspended for 28 days.

His guilty pleas was taken into account when imposing the sentence.