Now I know I get accussed of being pro Limousin most of the time (don’t worry Angus and Blue’s I won’t leave you just yet!), but I really have to pat the Lim guys on the back this time.

I’ve just had the email through for the Carlisle Bull Sales and you don’t know how pleasing it is to see a full list of every vendor’s health status.

Following the Herd Health Iniative introduced by the society in 2005, a second major health step sees the introduction of Herd Health declerations and information at collective Limousin pedigree sales, the first one being the May 2007 Carlisle sale.

Personally I think this is a great step forward for the industry in terms of monitoring and (with a little help from your vet) eradicating diseases such as IBR, BVD and Lepto.

Having looked through the list of vendor’s health status, there aren’t many not declaring their status, but there are one or two. However, congrats must go to the following herds that are demonstrating a huge committment to herd health planning, in terms of monitoring, accrediation, vaccination and being part of the CHeCS control scheme………

Newhouse, Miscombe, Middledale, Tomschoice, Hudscales, Emslies, Fieldson, Ballinloan, Goldies, Gunnerfleet, Ringway, Glenrock, Homebyres, Norman, Cockleshell, Rombalds and Loosebeare.