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OTMS (Over 30 months Scheme)

A scheme introduced in 1996, whereby only cattle under 30 months old are allowed to enter the food chain - because of the link between BSE and the human variant CJD.

The scheme costs the Treasury about £400 a year in farmers compensation.

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