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Bovine TB and the Gloucestershire Badger Cull - Thursday 19th March

THURSDAY 19th MARCH
Bovine TB and the Gloucestershire Badger Cull

  • "TB in the cull zone - the facts so far" - Roger Blowey FRCVS"
  • Farming in the Cull Zone" - James Griffiths /Alec Heron
  • "TB Testing From 1st May Onwards" - Fran Baird MRCVS


Invitation to meetingRoger has been heavily involved with all aspects of the government's badger cull. He has recently retired as a partner at The Wood Vet Group in Gloucester. Roger will outline the initial results to emerge from TB tests within the cull zone.


James Griffiths and his herd manager Alec Heron farm 700 cross-bred dairy cows in the village of Tibberton. They have finally had TB restrictions lifted after being closed down for 11 years. 


The George Vet Group are heavily involved with TB control; testing tens of thousands of cattle annually across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon. Fran will be explaining the way testing will be carried out following the government's tendering process.  

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