6:59 pm, Wed 19 Dec 2012
Full Report: New Bovine TB testing rules
Farmers in Cumbria are being warned to wake up to the dangers of bovine TB.
Outbreaks of the disease - which can mean cattle having to be slaughtered - have been found in Cheshire and Lancashire.
In January new rules to stop the spread of the disease will come into effect.
Both the National Farmers Union and the Government Vetinary Laboratories have been advising farmers about possible infection.
You can see the full report from Andy Burn below.
3:25 pm, Wed 19 Dec 2012
Bovine TB 'could be a serious problem for Cumbria'
"We've got to realise that TB is potentially on our doorstep, it's now very prevalent in both Cheshire and parts of Lancashire, it's slowly moving it's way up the Country so it has the potential to be quite a serious problem for Cumbria."
– Robert Craig, Cumbrian Dairy Farmer
12:17 pm, Wed 19 Dec 2012
New rules explained to Cumbrian farmers and vets
Farmers and vets taking part in the meeting at Penrith Rugby Club
Credit: ITV Border
Around 20 farmers and 10 vets from across Cumbria have turned out to hear about the new testing rules regarding Bovine TB.
The meeting, organised by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency and the NFU is being held at Penrith Rugby Club.
10:18 am, Wed 19 Dec 2012
Cumbrian farmers meeting to discuss new rules
Cumbrian farmers are being invited to attend a meeting in Penrith to learn of new Bovine TB testing rules.
From January 1st a number of new rules come into force which will have a direct impact on farmers in the County.
The meeting, aimed at both farmers and vets will outline measures to try to remain TB free.
"There is concern that some farmers in Cumbria and Lancashire are not fully aware of what is coming in or the implications for them and their neighbours if TB is confirmed on their farm."
– Adam Briggs, TB expert, NFU North West