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OTMS will come to an end in weeks

05 December 2005

UK - The ending of the over-30-month scheme on 23 January has been officially confirmed by DEFRA this week, although there continue to be rumblings of disquiet among Scottish producers, who fear the timing is unfair. Northumberland beef producer Duff Burrell, chairman of the National Beef Association, said any extension to the OTMS beyond the date when the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme begins would be too costly and cause a row with the EU. "DEFRA has always said the OTMS could not continue indefinitely. There had to be a cut off point and now we have it.

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Source: FWi


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