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

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The stress and cost of TB testing

The stress and cost of TB testing

For Ian Higgens - like all farmers - there's much more to TB testing than the actual test itself. read more...

Richard Bliss: The closed herd

Richard Bliss: The closed herd

Richard Bliss breeds his own replacement cattle which means he brings no cows into his herd from outside. But during a recent TB test, 19 animals tested positive for bovine TB. read more...

A heart-breaking day for David

A heart-breaking day for David

Video: Gloucestershire farmer David Barton invited the NFU to his farm to film four of his cattle, including his stock bull Ernie, being shot after they tested positive for bovine TB. read more...

A devastating test for Dorset dairy farmer Paul

A devastating test for Dorset dairy farmer Paul

Dorset dairy farmer Paul has just had a devastating TB test with 36 reactors. read more...

TB Free England: The future of Mark's herd

TB Free England: The future of Mark's herd

Cornish dairy farmer Mark will have to have 14 calves, some just a couple of months old, destroyed after they tested positive for bovine TB. read more...

Badger cull video reveals full bovine TB picture

Badger cull video reveals full bovine TB picture

A badger cull video has been published to show how bovine TB is being tackled in wildlife. Find out more about the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire and how farmers are doing their bit to stop the disease. read more...

TB Free video: Breaking the bad news

TB Free video: Breaking the bad news

Vets facing TB in cattle have shared their experiences of the disease, explaining the impact it has on their professional lives and what it means for the farming families with whom they work so closely. read more...

TB Free video: Nick's nine-year battle with TB

TB Free video: Nick's nine-year battle with TB

See what a clear bovine TB test means to a farmer who has been dealing with the disease on his organic farm in Derbyshire since 2004. Nick must now wait 60 days to see if his closed herd is officially TB free. read more...

TB Free video: Vets tackling a devastating disease

TB Free video: Vets tackling a devastating disease

Thousands of cattle are tested for bovine TB on UK farms each year. Watch as Carl Padgett, Past President of the British Veterinary Association, explains the impact on the daily lives of both farmers and vets. read more...

'Badger-proof' farms and watchful farmers

'Badger-proof' farms and watchful farmers

In our latest TB Free England video, Warwickshire farmer Adam Quinney demonstrates some of the measures he's put in place to keep badgers and cattle apart. read more...

TB Free video: Please hear our voices

TB Free video: Please hear our voices

In our latest TB Free England video, farmers explain the devastating impact of bovine TB ahead of the pilot badger cull. read more...

TB Free England video: The Show Stopper

TB Free England video: The Show Stopper

The spread of bovine TB has closed David's Herefordshire farm. He has been taking his prize-winning cattle to shows for five decades - but now he must stop. This is his story as the British Government begins its pilot badger culls. read more...

TB Free England video: The family

TB Free England video: The family

Rob's Gloucestershire dairy farm has been battling bovine TB on-and-off since 2005. Our camera crew joined him as his herd were tested yet again. Watch our new video here. read more...

TB Free England video: The calf

TB Free England video: The calf

Barry and Angela's farm was bovine TB free for seven years. Then, despite all of their precautions, one of the herd tested positive. read more...

VIDEO: Mervin is resigned to losing his herd

VIDEO:  Mervin is resigned to losing his herd

Mervin's farm has been shut down since 2007 due to TB. He is resigned to losing the rest of his 160-strong beef herd. read more...

Want to tell your story?

Want to tell your story?

The TB Free England website features a number of videos which can have a real impact with a wide range of people. If you'd like to tell your story, we can help. read more...

VIDEO: Phil has lost 71 cows to bovine TB

VIDEO: Phil has lost 71 cows to bovine TB

TB Free England tells how Somerset dairy farmer Phil has lost 71 cows to bovine TB. He explains what bTB has meant to his family business. read more...

VIDEO: Dairy farmer Mark loses a pregnant cow

VIDEO: Dairy farmer Mark loses a pregnant cow

Dairy farmer Mark receives the terrible news that a pregnant cow has TB. Both the cow and her unborn calf will now have to be slaughtered. read more...

VIDEO: The harsh realities of TB testing

VIDEO: The harsh realities of TB testing

With TB endemic in some parts of South West England, vet Ben is testing herds every 60 days. read more...

Video - TB in cattle, Gloucestershire farmer ' TB

Video - TB in cattle, Gloucestershire farmer ' TB

'I've been trying not to get the expectations of my staff up too high, because we lost 12 cows back in March. They live with them six days a week and it does become an emotional thing.' Gloucestershire farmer David talks about TB. read more...