bovine

  • TB strategy ahead of schedule

    England is set to apply for Officially TB-Free (OTF) status for more than half of the country next year - two years ahead of schedule. Gaining OTF status for the low risk area, which covers the north and east of England, should boost trade opportunities and mean some herds require less regular TB testing, reducing costs for farmers. Achieving this status is a key step in the Government’s 25-year plan for the whole of the UK to be ...

    Posted at December 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on TB strategy ahead of schedule
  • New tools and advice for bovine TB

    New tools and advice to help farmers stamp out bovine TB have been unveiled. Defra, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, the National Farmers’ Union, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and Landex have come together to promote action and help famers and vets protect herds. All advice on bovine TB from government, farming experts, leading vets and agricultural colleges is now available from one single ...

    Posted at November 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on New tools and advice for bovine TB
  • New measures to strengthen bovine TB controls

    In a new consultation, the Government is proposing further measures to strengthen the UK's bovine TB cattle controls, as follows: The removal of pre-movement exemptions for cattle moving between several holdings under the same farm ownership, known as Sole Occupancy Authorities. This will remove the possibility of some cattle keepers in the high risk and edge areas moving their animals over long distances without any TB testing. There will still be the ability to move cattle ...

    Posted at June 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on New measures to strengthen bovine TB controls