25 September 2000
BSE decline in line with predictions

BSE in the UK continues to decline in line with predictions, according to a new report for the Ministry of Agriculture.

The latest BSE Progress Report, published on Monday, (25 September) covers the first six months of the year.

The report shows that 62.6% of UK herds with adult breeding cattle have never had a case of BSE, including 84% of beef suckler herds.

Reported incidence also shows that herds with more than four cases of BSE account for 74.6% of all BSE cases, but represent only 11.9% of all herds.

The report also shows that continued improvement is expected for the future, says MAFF.