Changes to Bovine Holding Register Requirements in England

In September, Defra launched a consultation on a proposal for keepers of bovine animals in England to no longer have to include in their holding register details on the identification of the mother (dam) for bovine animals brought on to their holding.  The proposal does not extend to bovine animals born on the holding however.  The CLA is supportive of the proposal, as it is now widely regarded as an additional burden on livestock owners.

Changes to Bovine Holding Register Requirements in England

In September, Defra launched a consultation on a proposal for keepers of bovine animals in England to no longer have to include in their holding register details on the identification of the mother (dam) for bovine animals brought on to their holding.  The proposal does not extend to bovine animals born on the holding however.  The CLA is supportive of the proposal, as it is now widely regarded as an additional burden on livestock owners.

Briefing Note: CAP Greening Announcements 10 June

Under the new Basic Payment Scheme, to be introduced in 2015, farmers will need to adhere to the new greening requirements.

On June 10 Defra announced a series of further decisions on greening; clarification was given on a number of issues including Ecological Focus Area, double funding, environmentally sensitive grassland and cross compliance.

This note details the areas where we now have further clarity.

Changes to TB Cattle Movement Controls in England - July 2014

Defra has invited views on the impacts of a proposal to abolish (with effect from 1 October 2014) the current TB pre-movement testing exemption for movements within Sole Occupancy Authorities (SOAs) situated in annual TB testing areas in England.

Also included within this consultation are proposals on whether cattle keepers should be legally required to provide the TB history of their herd when selling stock, and if there should be compulsory post-movement testing of cattle (that are not going for slaughter) moved from herds in the Annual testing areas of England and Wales to herds in the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England.

 

Changes to TB Cattle Movement Controls in England - July 2014

Defra has invited views on the impacts of a proposal to abolish (with effect from 1 October 2014) the current TB pre-movement testing exemption for movements within Sole Occupancy Authorities (SOAs) situated in annual TB testing areas in England.

Also included within this consultation are proposals on whether cattle keepers should be legally required to provide the TB history of their herd when selling stock, and if there should be compulsory post-movement testing of cattle (that are not going for slaughter) moved from herds in the Annual testing areas of England and Wales to herds in the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England.

 

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