A cow is tested for TB© Tim Scrivener
Nearly 40,000 cattle were slaughtered due to bovine TB in the UK over the past 12 months, according to the latest figures from Defra. The staggering toll cost UK taxpayers more than £100m, mostly in compensation to farmers. The figures show that cattle TB continues to rise in England, where 31,572 TB-infected cattle were culled in the 12 months to the end of September 2017. This is equivalent to a 6% increase year-on-year (from 29,762). See also: How a beef […]
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