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Keeping Lincolnshire’s cattle TB free

A cow and calf at Woodlands Farm at Kirton. Photo: SG130411-347NG

A cow and calf at Woodlands Farm at Kirton. Photo: SG130411-347NG

A meeting to discuss ways of keeping the county’s cattle TB free is to be held a week on Thursday.

Cattle producers, vets and anyone else associated with dairy and beef production in Lincolnshire is invited to the meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the costly and devastating disease.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14 at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, at 7.30pm. It will focus on the impacts of bovine TB and what measures farmers, auctioneers, vets and everyone associated with dairy and beef production need to undertake to keep this disease from devastating Lincolnshire’s cattle farms.

The meeting’s instigator, beef farmer and NFU council delegate, Jonathan Brant, said: “Bovine TB could cause significant financial hardship for all cattle farmers in Lincolnshire if preventative steps are not taken. The aim of this meeting is to discuss these steps and explore what we can do to ensure testing is not increased, movements are not restricted further and ultimately we want to reduce the losses of animals to bovine TB.”

 

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