Bovine TB consultation
FOLLOWING the publication of proposals to introduce changes to existing disease control measures for bovine TB, rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has said the Scottish Government is committed to maintaining its current low level of TB and safeguard the country’s official TB-free status.
He added: ‘It only seems fair that, where a keeper has broken rules, they should not then be able to recover the full market value for their animals that are slaughtered as a result of poor farming practises or non-compliance.
‘We are therefore looking for views as to whether further measures to encourage Scottish farmers to follow good farming practises and keep diseases out of their herds is required.
‘I would encourage anyone with an interest in this area to participate in this consultation by the deadline of November 30.’