The herd was established in 1985 with the purchase of Stuartslaw Nation at the February Perth Bull sales. Nation was the son of the Swiss cow Alplerin who had just won the 1984 Dam group award at the Royal Show. Alplerin also produced Stuartslaw Joseph and that most famous Simmental show cow - Stuartslaw Melody.
The Tidkin herd are members of the Hi Health Scheme
All young stock enjoyed a clear screen for BVD and were tested negative for IBR in October 2010.
All adult stock were found to be clear of Johne’s disease at the same time.
The herd is now registered as accredited free of BVD and has achieved risk level 1 Johne’s disease status (since 9/11/11)
The herd is in a 4 year TB testing area.
All young stock are vaccinated against BVD for their future protection.
We tested for IBR for 3 years incorporating a vaccination policy. On veterinary advice we now do not vaccinate against IBR as it is unnecessary, but still screen for it annually.
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