Veterinary investigation, Goats, Export
A major investigation is underway after cattle sold from a dairy herd, thought to be TB free, test positive for the disease. The animals were sold as part of a dispersal sale at a market in Cheshire earlier this year. Farming Today hears from the government's Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Association as they work to trace, isolate and test all the cattle. The Cumbrian herd were under the 4 year TB testing rules, however the Livestock Auctioneers Association believe TB testing should be more frequent in all areas.
The Great Orme goat count is due to take place today. Wild goats have been a familiar sight on the coastal headland in North Wales since the 19th century. But in recent years there have been attempts to reduce the herd size. The Great Orme country park warden tells Farming Today how they carry out the count and why there is concern about the number of wild goats there.
Presented by Caz Graham and produced by Lucy Bickerton.