It Was good to talk with you at the ******** hotel on Sunday morning.
The TB issue in the Uk is a hot potato. For me it is hard to understand the roll of DEFRA.
Last wedensday a herd of cows were removed to Exeter mart for sale by a receiver and his hench men.The previous friday a pre movement TB test was carried out on the herd.The animals were checked last monday morning and eleven animals failed the test and were sent for slaughter.The remaining of the herd was removed to Exeter auction centre and sold to other farms around the UK last wedensday.
What a waste of tax payers money and what about the risk of spreading TB further around the UK.
When i was young i also drank raw milk from the cows on my parents farm in Ireland without fear.Today in the UK i would be very slow to repeat the same, thanks to the poor actions of DEFRA.
How can i as a cattle exporter sell high quality animals from the UK to europe with the knowledge i now know about the TB ‘inaction’ of DEFRA.
TAP – That’s not inaction, Robert. Selling high risk animals into the market is ‘action’. They are trying to spread TB in cows and destroy the farming industry in Britain. Milk processing is in the hands of Mullers who are dropping the price paid to farmers like a stone. Most processed foods are made from low nutrition dried milk imported from Europe. It’s all calculated to cut the nutrition received by consumers. As for the actions of DEFRA, they are disgraceful. Farmers should be up in arms. SO should consumers. Powdered milk has little nutrition left. That’s why French yoghurts bought in France taste so much better.
If you boil raw milk, it kills any TB. You can find out from a farmer if he has had any TB animals. His neighbors are all notified if he has any, so they know too. If you check out the TB situation, and if you boil, raw milk is safe, and not illegal if you collect it.
Raw milk is not illegal to collect from a farmer. It is illegal if he goes out and sells it himself, or a collector does. I have a small farm where I still keep a tiny herd. No TB as yet thankfully.
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