TB Compensation – Consultation on a Table Valuation System
On 21 October 2013, Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food, issued a written statement announcing his decision to consult on the introduction of a table valuation system for TB compensation.
The consultation document setting out proposals for the introduction of a table valuation system has been published on the Welsh Government website at:- www.wales.gov.uk/consultation
As the Minister said in his written statement, we are keen to hear the views of stakeholders on these proposals. They will be fully considered before any decision is made on whether to implement any changes to the existing system so if you have an opinion, we urge you to take this opportunity to respond to the consultation. If you would prefer to have a hard copy of the consultation document please let us know..
The consultation will run until 22 April 2014. Details of how to respond are set out in the consultation document.
Bovine TB: Changes to cattle measures from 1st January 2013
Tighter control measures to reduce the risk of bovine TB spreading between cattle are to be introduced as part of the drive to eradicate the disease in England. The strengthened rules, which will come into force from 1st January 2013, include changes to the surveillance testing regime and cattle movement controls.
The changes to the rules around movements of cattle on and off TB-restricted premises in England build upon other tightening of cattle controls introduced in July 2012.
As in July, we are aware that the changes outlined above will have implications for farm businesses and to address the communications challenges we have repeated the publication of numbered TB Information Notes (TBINs). These TBINs form a coherent and accessible information record for those who need to know about developments to our bovine TB programme.