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Bovine TB
Cheshire livestock market introduces risk-based trading

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VENDORS planning to sell native beef breeds at Chelford Market in Cheshire next week are being encouraged to voluntarily give information about the TB testing status of their animals as the market launches a risk-based trading scheme.

The market is introducing the scheme to give buyers more information about the potential risk of bringing bovine TB into their herds. The initiative follows a recommendation made in a report by the Risk-based Trading Group, a group of industry and government representatives which was set up by Defra and asked to come up with voluntary measures …

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