TB restrictions on increase in Wales.

According to the Farmers Guardian the number of Welsh herds under bovine TB restrictions is on the rise and compensation payments are falling, according to the latest Welsh Government figures. 

The figures show a proportionately higher incidence of TB in 2011 than 2010, highlighted by the fact that in the first eight months of 2011 the number of Welsh herds under restrictions stood at 1,119 (140 per month) in comparison to 114 per month in 2010 and 103 per month in 2009.

Average compensation payments for pedigree animals have fallen from a peak of £5,000 in 2006 to £2,500 in June 2011, while non-pedigree stock has seen a drop from a peak of £2,000 to £1,500.

Non-dairy animals have seen a price fall from a peak of £1,300 per head in 2010 to £1,100 in June last year.

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