Advertisement
We've partnered up with Nixers.com to offer a space where you can talk directly to Peter from Nixers.com and get an exclusive Boards.ie discount code for a free job listing. If you are recruiting or know anyone else who is please check out the forum here.
If you have a new account but can't post, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help to verify your email address. Thanks :)

TB Test

  • 13-08-2021 9:50pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 822 ✭✭✭ MIKEKC


    Posted this previously, finding it difficult to find my way around new site. Recent herd test. A reactor found. No winter housing and won't be clear before winter. Dept says only option is to sell 18 month old cattle to feedlot. If heifers are being contract reared in a herd that has a TB breakdown they don't have to go to a feedlot. My information is that they return to the original farm but that both farms are then locked up.



Comments

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,699 Mod ✭✭✭✭ greysides


    On mobile: Tap the star on your first post above. The thread will then be listed when you tap the star on the top bar (which has the Boards.ie logo).


    You can get back to the F&F forum page by tapping the words on the path under the top bar, or tapping the words under the Leave a comment box under the last post.

    (I'll delete your previous thread)

    Best of luck with your situation.

    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. Joseph Joubert



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,884 ✭✭✭ Base price


    There are other options to selling the 18 month old ones to a feedlot. If you could source a slatted unit/shed that is not associated to an active herd number i.e. maybe someone in the area that has retired from farming and renting the land but not the yard/shed - then you could move the cattle into it and rear them over the Winter. Unfortunately a feedlot owner is going to fleece you on the price of the cattle.

    AFAIK in the case of B&B cattle where one herd breakdowns then the other herd is automatically locked up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ Anto_Meath


    You can test, I think 45 days afte the animal leaves, that means your first test could be the end of September. Then the second test the 1st December and you could sell then all going well, if that would work for you.



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,699 Mod ✭✭✭✭ greysides


    [Quote]You can test, I think 45 days afte the animal leaves,[/QUOTE]

    60 days.

    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. Joseph Joubert



  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ Anto_Meath


    Thanks Greyside, is there some circumstances where you can test after 45 days because I know I did one time but can't remember was that after a reactor or an inconclusive animal. Maybe its at the discretion of the DVO.



  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,699 Mod ✭✭✭✭ greysides


    Done away now with the recent tightening up of rules around inconclusives.

    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. Joseph Joubert



  • Registered Users Posts: 694 ✭✭✭ mr.stonewall


    There can be as small bit of flexibility around the first test ( ie a few days either side of the date due 55-65 days). But the 2nd test has to be 120 days after when the reactor leaves. This was from department vet when he called out a month ago.

    In the same boat, went down for the first time in 20 years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 822 ✭✭✭ MIKEKC


    As regards the B&B my information is the same. I asked if I could put them into another herd and was to it wasn't an option. If this was possible surely I should have been told that I could and the other herd would be locked?.



Advertisement