I bought some highlands from a tb4 area ,they weren‘t tested before i had them.My annual test was 6 weeks later.My SiL has asked if it is correct that some cattle she wants to buy from the Wakefield area, that is in a 4 yr test zone, do not require a pre-movement test? I suggested a call to TPTB, but no one answers the phones!!
Yep. Crazy I know. This is why it's a TB risk rating, it's not saying TB free. I actually think I would be safer buying cattle myself from a TB shoulder area that get regularly tested and get pre / post movement testedCheers. So OK with young stock who might not have been tested, as the Holding might be 3 years since the last farm test?
Nope not a requirement. If you're High Health I would say it's a sensible precaution to PMT along with other disease nasties on bloods. Trouble is this stupid stupid stupid Government made it so that your local vet won't do the TB regular training etc and they let out the statutory testing so now you have a monopolistic large private vet group that charges for private tests. Around me it's a flat fee of £150 + VAT for up to 10 animals.That’s mental surly they should be PMT before they move.
That’s mental surly they should be PMT before they move.
You can move as much as you want from a TB4 to a TB1 without testing
Sorry wrong way round, TB1 to TB4 = post movement test. (despite being pre movement tested )