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					   TB Eradication Expenditure

                 Angela Robinson
             Assistant Principal Officer
                  ERAD Division

TB Conference
Carlton Hotel
9 –10 October 2007
TB Programme – Expenditure
Overview
 How much does the TB Eradication
 Programme cost?
 How is the TB programme financed?
 Main expenditure items, including
 compensation
    TB Programme - Gross
expenditure (not incl. admin costs)
                  €m
1999              49.5
2000              45.5
2001              34.7
2002              40.7
2003              40.1
2004              36.3
2005              39.6
2006              38.3
                TB Programme – Gross
                     Expenditure
           55

           50

           45
Millions




           40

           35

           30

           25
                1999   2000   2001    2002     2003      2004   2005   2006
                                     Gross Expenditure
    TB Programme expenditure –
         sources of funding
National Exchequer
Farmer levies
 Estimated €13.9m in 1996
 Estimated €10.4m in 2006

 Further reduction in 2007

EU contribution
   TB Programme – main
     expenditure items
Vet fees for herd testing
Reactor collection service
Supplies – purchase of tuberculin, kits
Wildlife programme
Research
Compensation
DAFF administrative costs
    Main expend items -
   Vet fees – herd testing

Pre 1996 all testing was paid by DAF
Post 1996 to date farmer pays for one
test per year except where reactors are
disclosed
Total spend on vet fees in 2006 was
€8.59m
   Main expend items
 Reactor collection service
Reactor collection from farm direct to
slaughter plant
Objective: rapid removal minimises risk
of spread of disease
Hauliers engaged following tender
invitation
Cost of RCS in 2006 was €0.8m
     Main expend items -
          Supplies

Supplies including tuberculin (€4m),
supply of kits, lab equipment supplies

Total spend on supplies in 2006 was
€5m
    Main expend items –
    Wildlife programme
2000 Partnership Agreement
Committed to enhancing wildlife
strategy
Funding increased from €1m in 2000 to
€2.6m in 2006
      Main expend items –
           Research
Funding provided for:
   Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk
    Analysis (CVERA)
   The TB Diagnostics and Immunology Research
    Centre
   The Badger Vaccine project
   Various post-graduate studies
Policy advice and epid. and scientific
research
Total spend on research 2000 was €1.1m
and in 2006 was €2m
     Main expend items -
    Compensation Schemes
On Farm Market Valuation Payment
Income Supplement
Depopulation Grant
Hardship Grant
Penalties up to 100% where there are
breaches of terms and conditions,
legislation and/or disease control
requirements
On Farm Market Valuation
      - main terms
Replaced reactor grant (flat rate)
Fully rolled out in 2002
Market value – in line with EU Task Force
recommendation - subject to ceilings
   €2,800 (inclusive of factory salvage price) per
    individual animal
   €3,500 for one pedigree stock bull per breakdown
    episode
On-Farm Market Valuation -
    main terms contd.
 Independent valuation
 Guideline market prices compiled weekly
 from selected marts issued to valuers
 Salvage value paid by factory to farmer
 DAFF pays difference between salvage value
 and market value
 DAFF pays full costs of 1st valuation
 Appeal and arbitration mechanisms
Depopulation – main terms
Objective: to compensate farmers for
loss of income arising from
depopulation
Herdowner must agree to depopulation
at the time specified by the Department
Payable for animals removed where full
or partial depopulation is considered
appropriate
Income Supplement – main
         terms
 Objective: to compensate farmers for loss of
 income arising from removal of animals
 Payable where removal is > than 10% of
 animals
 Depopulation not considered appropriate
 Maximum: first 100 animals only
Hardship Grant – main terms
Assists farmers with additional feed costs
where animals are retained/fed during
periods of restriction
Eligibility period between 1 November and 30
April
Following reactor re-test
   No off-farm income
   No income from milk sales
Maximum €250.00 per month for a period not
exceeding 4 months during eligibility period
 Conclusion - Objective of
DAFF financial intervention
 Compensation
   removal of privately owned assets
   loss of income arising from restriction of
    movements
   Minimises risk of failure to disclose disease
 Payment for herd testing supports regulatory
 framework of the testing regime to progress
 eradication
 Rapid removal of reactors minimises risk of further
 spread of disease
 Research to underpin eradication/wildlife policy,
 including in particular, the development of vaccine

				
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