Consultation outcome

Bovine TB: new control measures, tackling transmission between cattle herds

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

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We received 107 responses to this consultation.

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Summary

Inviting views from stakeholders on proposals for new control measures to further reduce the risk of bovine TB transmission between cattle herds.

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Consultation description

Defra is inviting views from stakeholders on proposals for new control measures to further reduce the risk of bovine TB transmission between cattle herds.

The proposals included in this consultation support the Draft Strategy to achieve official TB free status for England in 25 years and build on the changes implemented in 2012 and 2013. These include:

  • to require pre-movement testing for most movements of cattle to and from common land from April 2014
  • to phase out the practice of de-restricting parts of TB-restricted premises by the end of September 2014
  • sharing of TB breakdown information so that cattle keepers are better aware of the disease risks in their locality
  • culling of wild or un-testable cattle in exceptional cases where TB testing is simply not safe

Our target audience are individuals, organisations and businesses in England that have an interest in livestock farming.