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Brucellosis Compensation Level Announced By The Scottish Executive
The maximum compensation payable during November for an animal slaughtered and valued for compensation because it is affected with brucellosis - or is a reactor when tested for the disease - will be £447, the Scottish Executive announced today.
1. In accordance with the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Compensation (Scotland) Order 1978, as amended, the maximum compensation for an animal affected with Brucellosis or for an animal which is a reactor is calculated to be an amount equal to 75% or whichever is the lower amount of either: its market value; or £596 which is 125% of the average price for the month occurring two months prior to the one in which the market value of the animal was determined (rounded down to the nearest £4).
2. Based on returns from sample markets in Great Britain showing sales of 1369 commercial grade Friesian cows and heifers in milk and in calf with a total sale price of £655342 the average price for the month of September was £478.70
3. There is no limit on the compensation paid for cattle slaughtered because they have been in contact with affected animals or reactors.
4. The number of animals, average price and compensation limit announced in this notice will also apply to cattle valued for slaughter in England and Wales during the same month.
5. An amendment to the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (Compensation) (Scotland) Order 1978 came into effect on 4 September.1998 From that date farmers will be compensated the full market value for animals which are slaughtered because they are affected with TB.
News Release: SE2808/2000
1 Nov 2000