Consultation outcome

AHWBE call for views: strengthening bovine TB eradication

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Over 600 people responded or came along to the workshops.

Feedback received

Exeter: workshop outputs

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Telford: workshop outputs

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West Sussex: workshop outputs

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York: workshop outputs

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Detail of feedback received

There were 611 responses in total, with 134 people attending the workshops, 336 completing the online survey and 141 written submissions.

The respondents came from a wide range of backgrounds, sectors and professions including beef and dairy farmers, farming organisations, breed societies, cattle health advisors, veterinary practices and professional bodies, commercial companies, wildlife groups and community land trusts, local authorities, advice groups and rural support networks, non-bovine and camelid societies and keepers, and members of the public.

In January 2013 we published the summary of responses to the informal dialogue, along with reports from each of the regional workshops.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Open discussion on bovine tuberculosis: request from the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England and the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group.

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Consultation description

The invitation to share your views asks a number of basic questions:

  • what further measures do we want to see put in place to reduce transmission of the disease?
  • can government and industry do more to crack down on risky practices?
  • how can we stop the disease moving into new areas?
  • does the livestock industry see opportunities to do things differently and more for itself?
  • what is the right division of future responsibilities between government and industry when it comes to TB testing and compensation arrangements?
  • how can we make the right changes happen with, in these times of national budget deficits, a reducing Defra budget?

You can read more information about the work of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England.