TB Free England

Bovine TB (bTB) devastates thousands of farming family businesses every year and tens of thousands of cattle are culled annually in England because of it. Find out more about bTB, its impact, and why we must use all available options to make England TB free.

 Cattle culled in England because of bovine TB since January 1 2008

Annual TB statistics for 2016 published

Defra has published the latest monthly TB statistics. The figures, which cover the whole of 2016, show:

The number of new herd incidents in England in the 12 months to December 2016 was 3,745, compared to 3,961 in 2015 – a drop of five per cent.

The number of cattle compulsorily slaughtered in England during 2016 was 29,227 compared to 28,033 in 2015 – an increase of four per cent.

The number of herds not officially TB free at the end of the period due to a bovine TB incident was 2,990 compared to 3,072 in 2015 – a fall of three per cent.

More information about the statistics can be found in the TB statistics section of the Defra website.