beef cattle in pens ready for sale, Llanrwst Cattle Mart© FLPA / John Eveson/REX/Shutterstock
Plans to overhaul TB eradication controls in Wales, including the introduction of a mandatory “informed purchasing scheme”, will disadvantage the region’s livestock producers, an auctioneer has warned. Chris Jones, from McCartneys at Brecon Livestock Market, believes changes outlined in the government’s “refreshed” TB eradication programme risk forcing a shrinkage of the Welsh beef industry. A Welsh government consultation on planned changes to bovine TB controls is due to close tomorrow (Tuesday, 10 January). See also: Controlled badger cull looks likely […]
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