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The Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011

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Amendment of option 22 (animal welfare management programme)

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25.  In option 22 (animal welfare management programme)—

(a)in column 2, paragraph (4)—

(i)in Action Three (maintaining bodily condition), in the third table (sheep), in the second column (lowland ewes, lambing), for “2.0-2.5”, substitute “2.5-3.0”;

(ii)in Action Four (preventing lameness), in sub-paragraph (f), for “untaken”, substitute “undertaken”;

(iii)for Action Six (control and prevention of diarrhoea and pneumonia), substitute—

(a)The applicant must undertake a lungworm surveillance programme to comprise—

(i)collecting faecal samples from at least 5 milking dairy cows and 5 non-milking cows every 2 months from June to October for laboratory analysis; and

(ii)initiating a treatment and/or vaccination programme as appropriate if disease is identified; and

(b)where livestock managed together suffer an outbreak of scour or pneumonia, the applicant must—

(i)take faecal samples from a selection of animals affected by scour;

(ii)take swabs and/or blood samples from a selection of animals affected by pneumonia;

(iii)ensure laboratory analysis for diarrhoea and pneumonia pathogens is carried out; and

(iv)reduce stocking density, increase ventilation and/or carry out treatment and/or vaccination as appropriate.; and

(iv)in Action Seven (liver fluke control)—

(aa)omit sub-paragraph (d);

(bb)omit “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (e); and

(cc)at the end of sub-paragraph (f), insert—

; and

(g)conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of treatment and the extent of any area identified as high risk areas of ground for grazing and, in doing so, must take account of the advice of a veterinary surgeon together with any feedback referred to in sub-paragraph (a) and the result of any analysis referred to in sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)in column 3, for the entry corresponding to Action One in paragraph (4) of column 2, substitute—

£372.00 per scheme year, plus £30.00 per hectare per scheme year for field based separation facility up to 5 hectares (or £29.00 per hectare per scheme year for field based separation facility up to 5 hectares on nitrate vulnerable zone land)..

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