Friday 20 November 2015

The Test

Something that all cattle farmers are anxious about is the TB Test. This is carried out annually in most high risk areas then in addition to this there may be extra tests if it is judged that any animals have been in close contact with any outbreaks. It is also necessary for cattle to be tested before they move off the holding. It is time for older daughter to sell some of her cattle so this week these cattle had a test.

The test is done one day and then the results read 3 days later. Fortunately all the cattle were negative. It can be a serious matter for farmers if they are unable to sell their stock due to a positive reading.

She can now sell the cattle at market.


  1. That must be such a relief for you all. Glad to hear the good news.

  2. What a worrying few days. Thank goodness for good news x

  3. Big sigh of relief all round, I bet

  4. Yeah! Those are some very beautiful cattle.