But as well as further hastening the demise of some local pedigree herds
, these practices can potentially undermine the conservation work.
Recriminations already have begun about the scale of the slaughter; the unnecessary killing of pedigree herds
, the strategy used to fight the epidemic and the focus on compensation for farmers.
Yorkshire has some of the finest pedigree herds
in the country and this gives us a great opportunity to showcase them to the rest of the British beef industry.
Gold Top, which is milk produced by pedigree herds
of Jersey and Guernsey cows, is renowned for its unique taste and its naturally-separated 'top of the milk'.
Dairy farmers believe cows sired using Shottle's semen will produce milk of better quality, while breeders believe it will significantly improve their pedigree herds
Following an initial inquiry to the company, visitors from the Czech Republic - an AI company representative, a manager of a 2,000-head beef feedlot, a commercial beef producer and a Limousin pedigree breeder - toured over six UK farms and pedigree herds