Bovine TB found in Eden wildlife

Date: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

FARMERS are being urged to attend a meeting being organised by the Animal and Plant Health Agency and NFU at the Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith, to discuss the situation following the discovery of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife in the Eden area.

The meeting will be held tomorrow at 6-30pm and is to be chaired by NFU regional director David Hall. He said: “Bovine TB is a devastating disease and it is important farmers in the area do everything they can to minimise the risk of bringing the disease on to their farms.

"To help with the APHA’s investigation we would ask any farmers in the area who see any road kill badgers or deer to report them to APHA by calling 03000 200301 so they can be collected for analysis."