Bovine TB: publication of the TB Strategy for England and an update on licensed badger culling

4th April 2014

TB Strategy: We have published the Strategy for Achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF) Status for England. The goal of the strategy is to achieve OTF status for England by 2038.

The strategy has been produced after extensive consultation including stakeholder and public engagement.

Licensed badger culling: We have announced plans for future licensed badger culling policy in England. We have published the Independent Expert Panel Report on the Pilot Badger Culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire and our response to the Panel’s recommendations.

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TB Programme

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs