New Bovine TB testing rules

Cumbrian farmers are being invited to attend a meeting in Penrith to learn of new Bovine TB testing rules.

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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.

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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
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