Dairy beef bull calves on straw© Tim Scrivener
A tenant farmer from East Sussex has spelled out the significant financial costs associated with a TB outbreak as a way of raising awareness of the pressure suffered by farmers when a disease outbreak occurs. Mark Peters from Plashett Park Farm, Ringmer, East Sussex, estimates a TB breakdown, first confirmed on his farm in November 2016, has cost him more than £100,000. His biggest cost was nearly £70,000 spent on bought-in barley and other feed stuffs – incurred because the […]
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