cattle

  • 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
  • Bluetongue vaccine now available

    Bluetongue vaccines for sheep and cattle are now available across Britain, with supplies approved for use in vet practices. There is a high risk of an outbreak of Bluetongue (BTV-8) towards the end of the summer as a result of infected midges being blown across the English Channel from France - the disease affects all ruminants, but particularly cattle and ...

    Posted at July 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Bluetongue vaccine now available
  • New TB measures for cattle

    Further measures to protect England from bovine TB are being introduced as part of a government strategy that aims to deliver TB-free status for over half of the country by 2019. From 6th April 2016, new legislation will require farmers in the Low Risk Area of England to arrange for post-movement testing of cattle coming from the rest of England ...

    Posted at March 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on New TB measures for cattle
  • 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