TB insurance still worthwhile – NFU

21 August 1998

TB insurance still worthwhile – NFU

INSURING against a TB outbreak in cattle still makes sense, despite this weeks announcement that compensation for slaughtered animals will rise from 75% to 100%, says Tim Price of NFU Mutual.

Cover can still protect against consequential losses – such as the lost value of milk or calves, he explains.

Policies will be reviewed following the announcement – and premiums are likely to fall, says Mr Price. Current levels, on a £60,000 herd, are about £150 a year in high-risk Cornwall and £25 in Kent. &#42

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