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INFORMATION BULLETIN

Ref: 76/09
Date: 1 April 2009

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Compensation for bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis, and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis

Compensation payable during April 2009, in England (and in Wales and Scotland for BSE only) for a bovine animal compulsorily slaughtered for disease control purposes will be as detailed below.

Table of non-pedigree Bovine Categories

Beef Sector

Male

Female

Age

Compensation
due (£/head)

Age

Compensation
due (£/head)

Up to 3 months

210

Up to 3 months

170

Over 3 months up to 6 months

338

Over 3 months up to 6 months

288

Over 6 months up to 9 months

531

Over 6 months up to 9 months

450

Over 9 months up to 12 months

655

Over 9 months up to 12 months

555

Over 12 months up to 16 months

711

Over 12 months up to 16 months

605

Over 16 months up to 20 months

772

Over 16 months up to 20 months

688

20 months and over

883

20 months and over

785

Breeding bulls 20 months and over

1,183

Calved

1,022

Dairy Sector

Male
Female
Age
Compensationdue (£/head)
Age
Compensationdue (£/head)

Up to 3 months

60

Up to 3 months

*

Over 3 months up to 6 months

178

Over 3 months up to 6 months

*

Over 6 months up to 12 months

298

Over 6 months up to 12 months

519

Over 12 months up to 16 months

540

Over 12 months up to 16 months

690

Over 16 months up to 20 months

600

Over 16 months up to 20 months

872

20 months and over

688

20 months and over

1,109

 

 

Calved

1,419

 
Table of pedigree Bovine Categories

Beef Sector

Male

Female

Age

Compensation
due (£/head)

Age

Compensation
due (£/head)

6 months up to 12 months

*

6 months up to 12 months

1,045

Over 12 months up to 24 months

4,478

Over 12 months up to 24 months

*

Bull 24 months and over

2,681

24 months and over (not calved)

1,520

 

 

Calved under 36 months

1,444

 

 

Calved 36 months and over

1,494

Dairy Sector

Male

Female

Age

Compensation due (£/head)

Age

Compensation due (£/head)

Up to 2 months

*

Up to 2 months

494

Over 2 months up to 12 months

*

Over 2 months up to 10 months

1,256**

Over 12 months up to 24 months

1,751

Over 10 months up to 18 months

1,590

Bull 24 months and over

*

Over 18 months not calved

1,606

 

 

Calved under 36 months

1,753

 

 

Calved 36 months and over

1,357

* Compensation to be determined using individual valuation
** Compensation to be determined using previously ascertained market price (see paragraph 3 below)

 

Notes for editors

1. The above notice details the compensation payable for those animals slaughtered because they are either affected with bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis or EBL or are suspected of having one of these diseases; or are the offspring or cohorts of confirmed BSE cases.

2. Compensation for bovine animals slaughtered for Bovine TB, EBL and Brucellosis is calculated in England under the Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2006 and the Individual Ascertainment of Value (England) Order 2005. Compensation for bovine animals slaughtered for BSE is calculated in England under the TSE Regulations 2006, in Wales under the BSE Compensation (Wales) Regulations 2006, and in Scotland under the TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

3. Where the Secretary of State considers that the sales data for any particular bovine category in any given month are inadequate, or such price data is unavailable, the compensation payable will either be at the level of the most recently ascertained value for the same category or he may opt to pay compensation at the level of the market value of the animal in question, as ascertained under the Individual Ascertainment of Value (England) Order 2005 or the TSE Regulations 2006. A statistical analysis of sales data collected during a twelve months period has helped Defra identify the level of variability in sales prices (for each category). This intelligence is used to determine when there is insufficient data to support a table valuation.

4. Where an owner slaughters an animal voluntarily and privately (which must be agreed with the Department) no compensation will be payable. 

5. The values in the table of categories above have been derived from sales information obtained from store markets, prime markets, rearing calf sales, breeding sales and dispersal sales in Great Britain between 21 February 2009 and 20 March 2009 for non-pedigree animals, and between 21 September 2008 and 20 March 2009 for pedigree animals.

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