A new approach to bovine TB control in NI has been suggested by an industry-led group tasked by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill with developing a long-term strategy to eradicate bovine TB in NI.

The approach includes a series of proposals designed to reduce long-term costs and to improve biosecurity on farms. Crucial to that is a change of mindset among farmers from viewing TB as a DARD-imposed programme of annual testing to one where TB is seen for what it is – a disease.