Cattle TB Could Cost Wales £30 million a Year

UK - TB in catttle could cost Wales £30 million a year by 2012 if present trends continue, says Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones.
calendar icon 11 April 2008
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Announcing a plan of action to eradicate the disease - including a cull of badgers in hot spots - the minister said it was having a devastating impact on the health and welfare of the national cattle herd in Wales.

“We believe that the most effective measure to address both sources of infection and cross-infection, subject to strict regulation and meeting a number of requirements, would be a targeted cull of badgers in TB high incidence areas.”

These areas include Gwent, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

Minister’s statement in full:

Source: News Wales

Further Reading

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