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

You are here: Share the Facts

Share the Facts

More and more farms are suffering the effects of TB and thousands of cows are being destroyed every month because of the disease. Below are some of the key statistics that illustrate how the problem is spreading and why action is needed now.

    Bovine TB infographic - download and share this
        and our other TB Free England posters here.                     The spread of bovine TB - 1986-2010 (source - VLA)
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We've collated a range of useful further reading - visit our useful links section.

Timeline: The history of tackling bovine TB

Timeline: The history of tackling bovine TB

Bovine TB has been an important issue for the NFU since the organisation was founded in 1908. Read the history of how the disease has been tackled. read more...

Cattle slaughtered in England, last 36 months

Cattle slaughtered in England, last 36 months

Cattle slaughtered in England because of bovine TB in the last 36 months. Month-by-month data. Click the link to open the chart. read more...

New herd incidents in England, last 36 months

New herd incidents in England, last 36 months

Number of new herd incidents of bovine TB in England in the last 36 months (monthly data). Click on the link to open the chart. read more...

Cattle slaughtered in GB, last 36 months

Cattle slaughtered in GB, last 36 months

Cattle slaughtered in Great Britain because of bovine TB in the last 36 months. Month-by-month data. Click the link to open the chart. read more...

New herd incidents in GB, last 36 months

New herd incidents  in GB, last 36 months

Number of new herd incidents of bovine TB in GB in the last 36 months (monthly data). Click on the link to open the chart. read more...

The Irish experience

The Irish experience

The Irish Government has been conducting a badger control programme for more than a decade. Year-on-year data. read more...