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

Defra release latest TB stats

The latest monthly TB statistics have been released by Defra. The figures, which cover the 12 months to the end of May 2016, show:

  • The number of new herd incidents in England in the 12 months to the end of May 2016 was 3,938 compared to 3,791 for the 12 months to the end of May 2015.
  • The number of cattle compulsorily slaughtered in England during the period was 29,766 compared to 26,270 for the same period to the end of May 2015.
  • The number of herds in England not officially TB free at the end of the period due to a bTB incident was 3,069 compared to 2,969 during the corresponding period to the end of May 2015.

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