The figures: Bovine TB compensation hits £34m

Data from DEFRA, released via a Freedom of Information request, shows how much the department has spent directly on bovine TB, including the rising cost of compensation to farmers.
Farmers Weekly has pulled the data together into graphs to help you explore the costs of the disease.
The cost of TB has been rising since 2008, with salvage and compensation rising the most.

Of the total spent on the disease, 94% has been on compensation to farmers.

The cost of TB has rocketed to £36.37m in 2012/13.

A breakdown for 2012/13 shows slaughter costs are the next biggest expense.

The cost of compensation has risen to £34.1m.

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