Consultation outcome

Bovine TB cattle control measures: tackling cattle-to-cattle transmission

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

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Detail of outcome

Defra received 62 written or online responses to the consultation, of which 42 were from individuals, including farmers and vets, and 20 were from organisations.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeking views on removing the cattle pre-movement testing exemption for movements within SOAs, risk based trading and compulsory post-movement testing.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to strengthen cattle control measures. In particular, we want to hear your views on:

  • whether cattle moving between Sole Occupancy Authority (SOA) premises should be tested if the distance is more than 10 miles and any impacts this change would have on farm businesses;
  • whether cattle keepers should be legally required to provide the TB history of their herd when selling stock; and
  • compulsory post-movement testing of cattle moved from annual testing areas in England and Wales to herds in the Low Risk Area of England