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New phone and email bTB scheme launched to offer expert advice

A new scheme has been officially launched to offer farmers at risk of bovine TB expert help through a biosecurity five-point plan.

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The Defra-funded advisory scheme will provide on-farm, phone and email advice to farmers in High Risk and Edge Areas of England and will offer 2,400 visits to farms in the south-west and midlands by industry specialists Origin Group to provide practical advice for farmers on herd protection and bTB impact management.

 

Defra Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens said: “As part of our comprehensive long term plan to eradicate the disease, I am delighted to announce that from today, farmers will be able to access even more help and support via the new bTB Advisory Service.

“Alongside the existing TB Hub, the bTB Advisory Service will help arm our farmers with the knowledge they need to prevent this devastating disease spreading – a vital weapon in our fight to protect the UK’s herds and our farmers’ futures.”


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Farmers wanting to register can call 01306 779 410 or email info@tbas.org.uk.
The biosecurity five-point plan:
  1. Restrict contact between badgers and cattle
  2. Manage cattle feed and water
  3. Stop infected cattle entering the herd
  4. Reduce risk from neighbouring herds
  5. Minimise infection from cattle manure
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