Herd Health

We firmly believe that herd health is a foundation for profitable beef production. 

We are members of the SAC Premium Cattle Health Scheme (PCHS).  The Scheme is organised and supervised by the Veterinary Services of the Scottish Agricultural College in partnership with practising veterinary surgeons. 

We routinely test cattle entered for sales for BVD, Leptospirosis and IBR prior to leaving the farm.  In addition, and for our customer’s protection and reassurance, sale cattle are subsequently vaccinated for BVD, Leptospirosis, and IBR (with a marker vaccine).

We are happy to undertake export qualifying tests for overseas clients if required. We can also undertake tests to satisfy domestic customers herd health requirements if necessary.

Johne’s Disease – Risk Level One.

We are close to a decade of clear Johne’s tests for our pedigree Angus and Shorthorn herds.

Our commercial cross-bred herd has also been Johne’s Risk Level One since 2013.

We test every adult animal in both the pedigree and commercial herds for Johne’s annually.

BVD – Accredited

We are BVD accredited and have a herd vaccination policy.

IBR – Herd Vaccinating

All sale animals are tested for IBR and the results declared.


The Chapelton herds are in a four-yearly testing area for TB.  We carried out our most recent test in December 2014, and found no reactors.

Since 2018, the Chapelton herds have been exempt from testing.

Herd Health
Herd Health