By FWi staff
COMPENSATION for sheep and goats slaughtered as a result of suspected scrapie has been set by MAFF for the month of August.
Producers will be paid £14.78 if scrapie is confirmed by post-mortem. For cases subsequently confirmed as unaffected farmers will be paid the greater of:
- The amount payable for a confirmed case; or
- Such sum as appears to be, having regard to any evidence provided by the owner of the animal slaughtered, to reflect the market value of the animal, subject to a maximum of £400 per animal.