9th November 2018

Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Refused payment for a seemingly healthy cow

When a cow bought at auction was suspected of TB by the FSA, the farmer was placed under movement restrictions and never received payment. The cow had been tested shortly prior to auction. Furthermore, the tests taken at the abattoir by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) came back negative, leading the farmer to question whether they could demand payment of £1,200 from the buyer.

When a cow bought at auction was suspected of TB by the FSA, the farmer was placed under movement restrictions and never received payment. The cow had been tested shortly prior to auction. Furthermore, the tests taken at the abattoir by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) came back negative, leading the farmer to question whether they could demand payment of £1,200 from the buyer.

Thrings Agriculture Partner, Russell Reeves, looks at the farmer’s options - and whether the FSA could be called out for its mistake - in the latest Business Clinic. Please click here to read his response in Farmers Weekly.


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