Proposal to change the brucellosis bulk milk tank sampling arrangements for producer-retailers

Closed 18 Sep 2014

Opened 31 Jul 2014


Defra are inviting views on a proposal to require producer-retailers to collect and submit bulk milk tank samples for Brucellosis testing. This is instead of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) visiting these farms to collect the samples.

Please see the consultation letter and impact assessment for further information.


Why your views matter

The current arrangements whereby AHVLA visit producer-retailer farms to collect bulk milk tank samples for brucellosis testing are costly and could be implemented more efficiently by producer retailers submitting the samples. There may also be benefits to industry in submitting the samples themselves.


  • Farmers


  • Dairy industry
  • Animal diseases