Saturday 11 August 2012
Dealing with Bovine TB
TOUGHER STEPS towards the eradication of bovine viral diarrhoea – including making it an offence to knowingly sell a persistently infected animal – have been given the thumbs-up by NFU Scotland.
Responding to the latest consultation on BVD eradication, the union also backed the introduction of a requirement for sellers to declare their BVD status at breeding sales, and the phased introduction of movement restrictions on herds without a negative BVD status.
Livestock committee chairman, Rob Livesey, said: "There is a real desire amongst the majority of cattle keepers in Scotland to see us make genuine progress towards eradicating this costly disease from our herds.
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