VET FEES FOR BRUCELLOSIS VACCINATION TO END JULY 1
On Thursday, June 6, the Livestock and Poultry Commission voted to end the $2.50 per head fee paid to veterinarians for vaccinating calves for brucellosis. This action was taken as a cost saving feature for the overall program. Funds for paying this fee are generated by the $1.00 per head fee paid by producers on all cattle sold in the state. These funds have been shrinking as of late due to few cattle being marketed. Ending the fee paid to veterinarians is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013.
Veterinarians will still have access to the vaccine and can still perform vaccinations; but will no longer receive compensation from the Commission. On-farm vaccinations will also still be performed by Livestock and Poultry Commission personnel.