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. *