The Tuberculosis Strategic Partnership Group (TBSPG) was established in 2014 to develop a long term strategy and implementation plan to eradicate bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Northern Ireland. The group published its report “Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland” on 15 December 2016. A copy of its report and supporting evidence can be found at:
This consultation exercise aims to set out the proposals of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) for a new strategic approach to the eradication of bTB. The consultation paper therefore reflects DAERA’s consideration of, and response to, the recommendations made by the TBSPG in their ‘Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland’ as published.
It should be noted however that any final decisions on implementation of the proposals will be subject to the view of Ministers and take into account budget availability.
Comments on the proposals should be made online at the Northern Ireland Hub – Citizen Space.