Guidance on the handling of bovine TB breakdowns in the High Risk Area is available here
Guidance on pre-sale TB check tests in the Low Risk area is available here
Defra said it was on track for the Low Risk Area, which covers more than half of England, to be declared officially TB free by 2019.
"The confirmation of TB-free status by the European Commission will improve our international reputation, boost our trade prospects and deliver benefits worth millions of pounds to our beef and dairy industries," the Department said.
The new cattle control measures were announced at the end of last year by Defra Secretary Liz Truss. She also confirmed she was prepared to permit badger culling to be extended to new areas of England, after culling operations in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset were deemed a success in last year.
Farming Minister George Eustice said: “We are presiding over a huge collective effort to eradicate bovine TB in England.
“Our comprehensive strategy is clear: the disease can only be defeated by taking coordinated action on cattle movements, cattle testing and badger control.
“The cattle measures we are introducing in April will help protect against cattle-to-cattle transmission and bring the Low Risk Area closer to achieving TB freedom.”
The Government’s TB eradication strategy is entering its ’third year of full implementation’. This includes tighter cattle measures, improved biosecurity and badger control in areas where the disease is rife, Defra said.
In February, Mrs Truss announced £1 million of funding would be made available for a new bovine TB advisory service which will provide high quality and tailored advice on improving biosecurity for farmers in the High Risk and Edge Areas.
To achieve TB free status, at least 99.9 per cent of herds must have been TB free for at least six consecutive years.
Seventeen of the twenty-eight EU countries have achieved officially TB-free status and a further three have one or more officially TB-free regions, including Scotland and Isle of Man in the UK.