DAERA extends consultation on proposals to eradicate Bovine TB

Date published: 24 January 2018


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), today announced an extension to the closing date for responses to the public consultation on DAERA’s ‘Response to the TB Strategic Partnership Groups (TBSPG) Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland.’


The consultation will now close at 23:59 on Monday the 5th of February 2018.

Given the significant and wide ranging proposals contained within the consultation, and following contact from some stakeholders, DAERA has announced the extension to ensure that anyone interested in this significant area has an opportunity to have their say.

The consultation outlines the Department’s response to the recommendations made in the TBSPG Strategy across a number of key programme areas including;

  • management and partnership working
  • testing and processes
  • approaches to dealing with TB in wildlife
  • preventing TB spread and improving herd health
  • finance and funding of the programme
  • and plans for future research into bTB

Download the consultation and associated documents

Respond to the consultation document

Notes to editors: 

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