Plans to tackle Bovine TB

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is launching a new strategy to try and eliminate Bovine Tuberculosis in England.

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Farmers on Bovine TB: "We have to control it and we have to start now"

Farmers in Carlisle have been learning about a new plan for eliminating Bovine TB.

Defra's latest strategy divides the country into areas based on their risk of outbreaks.

It also recommends a combination of badger culls, vaccination and testing. Our region is among the lowest risk areas of the UK, but experts say it is still important that farmers here do their bit to help drive the disease out of the country.

Michael Seals, Chairman, Animal Health and Welfare Board.

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