As many of you will be aware, as its stands today, there is no compulsory compensation payable for goats taken with TB. I am very pleased to confirm that the new statutory TB compensation arrangements for non-bovines will come into force on 2nd January 2018.
The values payable will be as follows:
1 year old or younger £80
Non-breeding, over 1 year old £160
Breeding female, over 1 year old £250
Stud male, over 1 year old £350
If you are interested, a link to the new non-bovine slaughter and compensation Order can be found here; http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1254/introduction/made
This is fantastic news for the industry and will save a lot of worry for many of our dairy goat clients.