12 May 2000

Ready reckonings for cattle cash…

MAKE the most of beef premium payments with a Cattle Ready Reckoner from the MLC.

The ready reckoner tells beef producers the last day they can sell animals before they become too old and have to go into OTMS, and earliest dates on which BSP claims can be made, according to the organisation.

Producers claiming extensification premium will also be able to calculate when animals reach the six month and two year ages, when they must be included in claims at 0.6LU and 1LU stocking densities, respectively.

The ready reckoner is available free of charge (01908-844337, fax 01908-609826 or e-mail:

planning@mlc.org.uk).