All advice on bovine TB from government, farming experts, leading vets and Agricultural colleges is now available from one single website – www.TBhub.co.uk The site provides farmers with practical advice on dealing with bovine TB on their farm, covering everything from biosecurity measures to understanding trading rules.
The cross-industry campaign will also promote a new bovine TB biosecurity five-point plan to improve disease prevention on farm and in the cattle trade. Recommended actions include asking for a herd’s TB history before buying cattle and taking steps to minimise wildlife access to cattle, their feed and their housing.
THE FIVE POINT PLAN :
- RESTRICT CONTACT BETWEEN BADGERS AND CATTLE
- MANAGE CATTLE FEED AND WATER
- STOP INFECTED CATTLE ENTERING THE HERD
- REDUCE RISK FROM NEIGHBOURING HERDS
- MINIMISE INFECTION FROM CATTLE MANURE
The bovine TB biosecurity drive gets underway as over half of England is on track to become officially TB free within 5 years thanks to tighter cattle movement controls, badger vaccination and controlled culling in areas where the disease is rife.
(Taken from NFU Farmer & Grower)