Foot and Mouth Disease: Valuation of Slaughtered Animals

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2001.

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Photo of Lord Hardy of Wath Lord Hardy of Wath Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action will be taken to speed up the arrangements for valuing animals that have to be slaughtered because of foot and mouth disease.

Photo of Baroness Hayman Baroness Hayman Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

An order has been made to change the valuation procedure for animals slaughtered for foot and mouth disease. This order gives farmers the option of payments at standard rates, or of having animals valued by a valuer. This is intended to help speed up the valuation process and so ensure that animals can be slaughtered as quickly as possible.

The standard rates of valuation are as follows:

Breeding ewes (in lamb/lamb at foot) 90
Cull/draft ewes 32
Hoggets (male and female old season's lamb) 55
New season's lamb 60
Rams 150
Gilts 190
Breeding Sows 130
Cull sows 80
Piglets on sow 18
Stores: Breeding units (weaners) 30
Stores: Finishing unit 55
Boars 520
Clean cattle: Steers (under 30 months old) 600
Clean cattle: heifers (under 30 months old) 500
Clean cattle: young bulls (under 30 months old) 580
Breeding cows 1,100
Breeding heifers 900
Breeding bulls 1,000
Cull cattle (including clean cattle over 30 months old) 325

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