DEFRA 'on course' to meet bovine TB targets

Davies, Isabel
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/23/2008, p42
Trade Publication
The article reveals that the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is on course to meet its targets for the control of bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to the 2008 Departmental Report. Farmers are concerned about the spread of the disease, which between January 1 and March 31, 2008 led to the destruction of about 10,000 cattle and has left 7,881 herds under movement restrictions. But the document shows that DEFRA expects to meet the 2008 target of limiting the spread of bovine TB to areas currently free from disease.


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