At Chapelton we continue to strive to produce cattle of high quality, high performance, and superior health. We are members of the SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme (PCHS) and have now achieved Johne’s risk level one. All recent tests for IBR have proved negative. The Premium Cattle Health Scheme is organised and supervised by Veterinary Services of the Scottish Agricultural College in partnership with practicing veterinary surgeons.
Cattle entered for the Stirling and Carlisle sales are routinely tested for BVD, Leptospirosis, IBR and Johne’s prior to leaving the farm. For our customer’s protection and reassurance, sale cattle are vaccinated for BVD, Leptospirosis, and IBR (with a marker vaccine).
We are happy to undertake export qualifying tests for overseas clients if required.
Johne’s Disease – Risk Level One.
We have now passed six annual tests and have achieved the lowest risk level.
Every adult in both the Angus and Beef Shorthorn herds is tested annually for Johne’s.
All breeding females in the Chapelton herds have been BVD vaccinated for over a decade and each year we test the calf crop to check for the presence of antibodies. Each sale animal is vaccinated for the protection and confidence of our customers.
In 2017 some antibody positive calves were detected in our separate commercial herd. No antibody positive results have been detected in our pedigree cattle which reside on a separate property.
We hope to regain accreditation after checking calves born in Spring 2018. In the meantime, all sale animals will continue to be tested and vaccinated prior to sale.
IBR – Herd Vaccinating
All sale animals are tested for IBR and the results declared.
The Chapelton herds are in a four-yearly testing frequency area for TB. Our most recent test was carried out in December 2014. This test was successfully completed with no TB recorded.