GN06-14 New TB Measures on Common Land in England

In January 2014 Defra consulted on a series of TB proposals that fell out of the scope of its draft eradication strategy.  Among these proposals included mandatory pre-movement testing for movements to and from common land within annual testing areas.  After consultation with the industry, Defra stated that it would offer exemptions in certain circumstances, for example where good biosecurity practice or insufficient testing facilities can be provided.  This note sets out options for those cattle owners on common land in annual testing areas.

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