If it is within an MCA area, cattle or deer over 90 days old must have a pre-movement test within 60 days prior to being moved. Stock going direct to slaughter do not need a pre-movement test.

To arrange a pre-movement test, cattle farmers should call 0800 482 463. Deer farmers should call their TB testing provider. You need to give 14 days’ notice.

In certain circumstances, such as after short-term grazing in an MCA, exemptions to pre-movement testing are allowed. Phone 0800 482 463 to apply for an official exemption.

Additional conditions apply to movements from herds with an infected status and for some herds with a suspended status. Check the link to see these conditions.