TB compensation move for pigs despite NPA “rejection”

The introduction of TB compensation rates for pigs, adding up to £250 for a gilt or sow and £350 for a boar, are planned in 2017 by Defra.

The new rates will apply to pigs compulsorily slaughtered because of bTB, as the Government takes steps to bring TB rules for non-bovines into line with those already in place for cattle.

The move follows a consultation which ran earlier this year, large parts of which were “rejected” by NPA on the basis that the proposed measures risked imposing additional burdens on pig farms while achieving little in terms of reducing disease risk.

However, Defra has now announced it will be going ahead with most of the measures as proposed in 2017.

See full TB details and NPA response

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