All Wales roll out for pre movement stickers
The scheme, which operates on a voluntary basis, enables the farmer/buyer to identify when an animal last had a clear TB test. Following agreement from the Carmarthen and Cardiff Regional TB Eradication Boards the scheme is being rolled out across Wales on 28 November 2011.
It involves the TB tester providing the farmer with a sticker for each clear tested animal that he plans to move in the next 60 days. It will be the farmer’s responsibility to sign and write the date of day one of the TB test on the sticker and place it on the corresponding animal’s passport.
Dyfrig Siencyn, Chief Executive of Farmers Marts, who operates the livestock auction at Dolgellau, said,
“Since their introduction earlier this year the TB test stickers on the passports have proved extremely popular by vendors and buyers. Buyers can quickly see when the animal was tested so that they can fit in with their own testing arrangements.”