It has been announced that a number of the exemptions which were put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic will be coming to an end over the coming months.
From 1st July 2021, a pregnancy diagnosis certificate, issued within the previous 90 days, will need to be provided for any in calf animals at the time of the valuation.
Any TB skin tests which go overdue from 1 July 2021 will be referred by APHA to RPW and may lead to cross compliance penalties. Referrals will not take place if APHA have been notified in advance of extenuating circumstances that will prevent the test being completed on time.
From 1st August 2021, the exemption allowing calves under 180 days not to be tested during certain routine and targeted TB skin tests in officially TB free herds will be removed.
Further information can be found on the TB Hub website: https://tbhub.co.uk/statutory-tb-testing-of-cattle-in-gb-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/