On three separate occasions between June and November 2003 Suffolk CC trading standards officers were contacted by slaughterhouse vets regarding injured pigs sent to slaughter by John Havers.
Welcoming the outcome, Peter Monk, the county council's portfolio holder for public protection, said: 'It is encouraging that Mr Havers recognised his negligence in this matter and pleaded guilty to the offences. I hope he learns from these proceedings and will not make the same mistakes again.'
'It is only right that animals are transported in a way that is not likely to cause them suffering. If farmers have any doubt over an animal's fitness they must not transport them. Trading standards are continuing a programme of farm checks and will take appropriate action against individuals or companies that are found to be ill treating animals.'