« BackTB levels in cattle fall to lowest recorded level

grazing cowTB levels in cattle herds have fallen to their lowest recorded level – according to a new report in the Farmers journal.

Full-year figures for 2015 show a marked decline in the percentage of herds that have been infected and the number of individual TB cases detected.

Kerry had a below national average herd incidence in 2015 of 2.05% with 1.65 TB reactors per 1,000 tests.

The improvement over the past decade is reducing the cost to both Farmers and Department of Agriculture in combating the disease.