Government's TB eradication strategy is welcomed

The Government’s TB eradication strategy should herald a fresh start in managing animal diseases with farmers having a much greater input into TB control policy

The Government’s TB eradication strategy should herald a fresh start in managing animal diseases with farmers having a much greater input into TB control policy, the NFU said today.

NFU President Peter Kendall said: “Owen Paterson committed to publishing a TB eradication strategy at NFU Conference in February and the publication of this document today is very significant for all cattle farmers. On balance, we think it is an ambitious and comprehensive package to deal with this terrible disease which is devastating the lives of tens of thousands of farmers and their families, and destroying farming businesses, every year.

“The strategy reflects the fact that a full range of cattle and wildlife measures will be needed.’’

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