Hook and Son – Temporary Suspension of our Raw Milk sales

Although we didn’t have any TB reactors at our TB skin test this month, we had 7 animals that were ‘inconclusive.’ This means they were neither clear nor a reactor. Since 2007 when we started selling raw milk, we have had continuous Official TB Free status with occasional inconclusive at our annual TB test during that time. We have never had TB. In April 2018 we had our first ever TB reactor. Despite the government killing 31 of our cows, no actual TB was ever found, and over a year later we regained our Official TB Free status and ability to sell raw milk. Un beknown to us, however, is the ‘3 Year Rule.’ This means that for three years following the April 2018 TB reactor, if we have an in-conclusive animal at a TB test, then we lose our TB free status until that animal passes a retest 60 days later. This is the situation we’re now in. Our TB free status has been temporarily withdrawn and we have been notified by the Food Standards Agency to stop selling raw milk until the inconclusive animals are clear at their retest.

Update: January 2020: We are continuing to wait for the lab results from the inconclusive animals before we can have our official TB free status again. Once we get the go-ahead we will be selling raw milk again, but at present we can only be patient and bide time. As soon as we have any news we will update this message.

We get no compensation from the Government for the loss of income and stress this is causing us, our customers and our business. If you wish to donate to our crowdfund please click on the link below:
https://www.gofundme.com/help-hook-and-son-in-tb-trouble


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If you live in one of the following postcode areas you may be able to join one of our local milk delivery rounds:

BN8, BN20, BN21, BN22, BN24, BN26, BN27, TN21, TN33, TN35, TN34, TN37, TN38, TN39, TN40, TN19

PLEASE GIVE US A CALL ON 01323 449494 OR EMAIL: sales@hookandson.co.uk
You would be able to have our lovely organic, grass-fed, single herd, milk delivered the traditional way in returnable, reusable glass bottles, (or poly bottles if you prefer), along with our other products: grass-fed butter, cream, & ghee made from our organic milk; as well as free-range eggs from Dunsters' Farm at Cowbeech; organic smoothies from Court Lodge in Wartling; & local potatoes when in season