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

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.

Calves with bovine TB in Cornwall, TB Free England“The moment they react to a test it’s a death warrant,” he told TB Free England in our latest video case study.

“At this stage to come in and find them with TB, it’s devastating for us.

“They are the future of our herd. This is what we’re all about, breeding the next generation, and at this age you get really attached to them. It’s heart-breaking to see so many youngsters losing their lives to this disease.”  

Mark has been fighting bovine TB for the last six years. He will have to pass two more tests before his family business is free of restrictions and can trade normally.