Sunday, 25 May 2008

Blue Tongue protection zone moves closer

As from Monday Devon moves into the Blue Tongue protection zone, and notification from the National Sheep Association, says that a week later it is proposed to extend the protection zone to cover East and South Yorkshire as well as the District of Selby. So it can't be much longer before we are in the protection zone and be able to vaccinate our sheep.
It never fails to amaze me how some farmers are still not taking this virus seriously mainly because they have to pay for the vaccination!!!!!!! No wonder farmers have a reputation wanting everything for free. But this time I think the government has got it right, not paying compensation and a rolling protection zone. Needless to say our Blue Tongue vaccine has been order for weeks.
Full report on the week's happening tomorrow as it's the Bank Holiday

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