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 2017 published

Defra has published the latest monthly TB statistics. The figures, which cover the whole of 2017, show:

The number of new herd incidents in England in the 12 months to December 2017 was 3,824, compared to 3,762 in 2016 – an increase of two per cent.

The number of cattle compulsorily slaughtered in England during 2017 was 33,238 compared to 29,230 in 2016 – an increase of 14 per cent.

The number of herds not officially TB free at the end of the period due to a bovine TB incident was 3,221 compared to 2,971 in 2016 – an increase of eight per cent.

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