How much does bovine TB cost?
The estimated average cost of a bovine TB breakdown is £15,841 split between the farmer and government.
It has cost the tax payer £500 million to control the disease in England in the last 10 years. It is estimated that the costs of bovine TB control will top £1 billion over the next decade, if no action is taken.
- Read more: Research into the cost of breakdowns Defra – Science Search | Estimating the economic cost of bovine TB incidents on cattle farmers in the High Risk and Edge Areas of England and Wales