Cattle movements and trading

Cattle movement and trading options for TB restricted herds (OTFS/W) and unrestricted herds (OTF).


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Licensing of TB restricted cattle in England

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Simplification of Livestock Movements (England)

Defra is beginning to roll out the new 10 mile system for registering land on which livestock are kept.

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Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) (England and Wales)

AFUs provide a route for rearing, fattening or finishing cattle from TB restricted (OTFS/OTFW) and unrestricted (OTF) farms.

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Orange Markets (England)

Learn more about Approved Dedicated Sales for TB restricted herds including Orange Markets, Calf Collection Centres and Dispersal Sales.

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Isolation Units (England and Wales)

TB Isolation Units can enable the isolation and testing of TB restricted (OTFS/OTFW) cattle from a single source.

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Other Trading Options (England)

Other trading options for restricted (OTFS/OTFW) herds including movements between restricted farms, movements to slaughter and Red Markets.

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Licensed Finishing Units (LFUs) (England)

Licensed Finishing Units (LFUs) provide an outlet for clear testing cattle from multiple unrestricted (OTF) herds. They may be approved in the Low Risk Area (LRA).

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SOAs and CTS links (England)

An introduction to Sole Occupancy Authorities (SOAs) and CTS/BCMS links.

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Cross Border Movements

Information on cross border movements.

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TB Testing

Practical guidance for producers on testing cattle for bovine TB.

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