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 2018 published

Defra has published the latest monthly TB statistics. The figures, which cover the whole of 2018, show:

The number of new herd incidents in England in the 12 months to December 2018 was 3,608, compared to 3,826 in 2017 – a fall of six per cent.

The number of cattle compulsorily slaughtered in England during 2018 was 32,925 compared to 33,238 in 2017 – a fall of one per cent.

The number of herds not officially TB free at the end of the period due to a bovine TB incident was 2,979 compared to 3,153 in 2017 – a fall of six per cent.

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