When cattle become TB 'reactors'. Defra's table valuations swing into action, and in most months, casualties which have a pedigree certificate are 'valued' higher than non-pedigree cattle.
But in September this year, unless some of the smaller breed societies get their collective heads together, pedigree cattle registered with them will lose that designation and be paid out as non-pedigree.
The relevant paperwork is contained in this document - [link] which appears to owe most of its content to exporting cattle into the EU, rather than breed promotion within the UK.
Notable absentees include minor beef breeds, such as Salers, Bazadaise, Parthenaise, Gloucesters and many more.
Apparently having paid a breed society for Herdbook registrations and having a pedigree certificate, is not enough. If your breed society is not on this list - [link] then any reactors will be paid at non-pedigree rates.
However long their pedigree is.