I forgot to write in my first post, but something that really pee'd me off, was that I'd bought 2 ram lambs from a friend a few weeks ago, with some of the best stock around on a smart place, a real good advertisement for British farming. She asked if they were assured, and I said I don't know...
I find they’re similar to IAE, but they don’t supply the spring bolt with a washer, just a longer roll pin. It’s a case of get what you can, I can’t see it getting any better with another round of grants starting.
If that happened, then I expect I’d have to test, but we’re a closed herd, when I did test I think I had the good rating, can’t quite remember know, but we didn’t need to vaccinate to be high health. There’s very little stock around here, and nothing grazes near others.
I don’t doubt it’s an issue, but I very much doubt its an issue for me, so can’t really see why i need to be testing to be in red tractor.
Have Scottish farmers have subsidised testing and compensation to cull?