Rates of bovine TB in NI look to be going in the wrong direction again. The latest DAERA results show that to the end of September a total of 10,087 cattle have been removed as reactors at TB tests, an 11% increase on the same period in 2020.

The most recent disease peak was towards the end of 2017, and while rates did fall in 2018 and 2019, the latest data tell a familiar tale.