Press release: Review of government’s bovine TB strategy published

MoD_RSS

War Hero
A review of the government’s 25 Year Bovine TB (bTB) Strategy, led by Sir Charles Godfray, has been published today (Tuesday 13 November).

The report, which was commissioned by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in February, aims to inform future strategies around the government’s goal of eradicating the disease by 2038.

The report is now with Ministers who will consider its recommendations before publishing a response, setting out the next steps for the bTB Strategy.

Farming Minister George Eustice said:


We welcome this review of the Government’s 25-year Bovine TB strategy and I extend my thanks to Sir Charles Godfray and his team for their hard work in producing the report.

As a Government we are committed to eradicating bTB and have always been clear that there is no single measure for tackling it. That’s why we have pursued a range of interventions, including cattle movement controls, vaccinations and controlled culling in certain areas.

Sir Charles’ report is an important contribution that will inform next steps in the strategy to achieve officially TB free status for England by 2038.

Sir Charles Godfray, population biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society said:


The Review Panel are acutely aware of the burden this disease places on the welfare and well-being of farmers and their families, and the distress many people feel about badger culling.

There are no easy answers to reducing disease levels and what is required is new drive and a concerted and concentrated effort by all sectors involved.

The findings from the report include:

  • industry must take greater responsibility for on-farm controls, biosecurity and safe trading practices to stop the disease spreading
  • more can be done to help farmers make purchasing decisions reflecting the risks of cattle being infected
  • evidence shows that badgers do transmit bovine TB to cattle and contribute to the persistence of the disease
  • disease reduction would benefit from greater flexibility and agility in adapting bovine TB control measures as new research findings emerge
  • A new independent body on disease control would be helpful to take over disease control operations from APHA, Natural England and local authorities (this recommendation will be considered by the government in light of the wider Dame Glenys Stacey review into farm inspections).

Continue reading...
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Press release: Review finds family ties 'utterly indispensable' to rehabilitation of female offenders MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Gove launches review into strongest protections for English seas MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Reappointment to the Review Body on Senior Salaries MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Charity SORP must change to meet “new public expectations”, review panel says MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Emergency review of salmon numbers to protect stocks in the Severn estuary MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Universal Periodic Review 33rd session: Minister for Human Rights statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: First review of 25 Year Environment Plan published MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians interim report: Foreign Secretary's statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Rosewell Inquiry Review - Update MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: AI and Public Standards – Committee announces review MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK government has successfully pushed for a review into Palestinian textbooks MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Low Pay Commission welcomes review of international evidence on minimum wages MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: CMA welcomes Furman Review recommendations MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Universal Periodic Review 32nd session: Minister for Human Rights statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Parole Board welcomes findings from MoJ review, including the introduction of a reconsideration mechanism MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Bespoke Supportive Tenancies Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Ongo Homes Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Government takes next step in improving standards of UK audit market with new independent review into audit standards MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Dame Glenys Stacey review proposes farm regulation shake-up MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Universal Periodic Review 31st session: Minister for Human Rights statement MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Independent review calls for action to tackle serious and organised waste crime MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Independent review calls for action to tackle serious and organised waste crime MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Grading under review for Encircle Housing Limited MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Local government finance settlement date confirmed in government response to Hudson review MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Parker Review: Blueprint for a strong naval shipbuilding sector MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Review of bulk powers published MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Review of the single source regulatory framework: call for input MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Ministry of Defence’s settlement at the Spending Review 2015 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM calls for Defence Review to look at tackling threat of extremism MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Statistical press release: Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - June 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco - September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of British High Commissioner to India - Spring 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Niger - March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of British High Commissioner to Tonga - February 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press Release: UKin...Pavia MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - December 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Statistical press release: Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Traineeships help young people to access jobs and further study MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK House Price Index for April 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Insurance fraud lands boss 12-year bankruptcy restrictions MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Young engineer Ahmed takes national title MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM Theresa May: we will end UK contribution to climate change by 2050 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Rural sports clubs, schools and churches to go green thanks to £10 million Clean Energy Fund MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Thousands of farmers in stewardship agreements to be paid in July MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK and Colombia mark new climate partnership with £8.5 million investment MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































New Posts

Top