Following a consultation, Defra announced in December last year that they would be making some TB cattle control policy changes. The measures listed below, some to be introduced in April others subsequently, will ensure better control of bTB risks in the High Risk Area (e.g. through more sensitive testing of TB breakdown herds) and enable us to make faster progress towards achieving Officially TB Free (OTF) status for counties in the Edge Area of England.
A campaign has been launched to save a breed of cattle that has roamed a Carmarthenshire park for more than 1,000 years but is now said to be rarer than the giant panda.
Livestock conservation charity RBST has appointed Helen Breakwell, formerly with the National Sheep Association (NSA), to the newly created role of Business Development Manager.