bTB (badger/cattle) vaccination research workshops

28 February 2022

Dairy Livestock
A close up picture of Hereford cattle on a farm in Risbury, Leominster, Herefordshire

How do you feel about the future of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) vaccination schemes? Find out how you can take part in Defra's research workshops to share your experiences and help inform the bTB strategy.

Defra is hosting research workshops in order to gain valuable evidence on farmer attitudes to both cattle and badger vaccination, to inform the governments bovine TB eradication strategy.

These events will be crucial for Defra to build an understanding of farmers’ current and future willingness to vaccinate, or facilitate the vaccination of, cattle and badgers against bTB in Great Britain.

The events will be delivered by the TB Advisory Service (TBAS).

As an additional incentive, the research organisation will donate £20 per farmer to the Farming Community Network’s newly established bTB hotline.

Where to take part

England

Derbyshire

Dates: Monday 28 February and Monday 14 March
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: Bakewell Livestock Market, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

Somerset

Dates: Wednesday 9 March and Wednesday 23 March
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: Frome Livestock Market, Standerwick, Frome, BA11 2QB

Shropshire

Dates: Monday 28 March and Monday 4 April
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: LLM office, Old Woodhouses, Shropshire Ln, Whitchurch, SY13 4AQ

Lincolnshire

Dates: Friday 1 April and Friday 8 April
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: Louth Livestock Market, London Road, Louth, LN11 9HF

Wales

South West Wales - Pembrokeshire

Date: Wednesday 23 March
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: Nant-Y-Ffin Hotel, Llandissilio, Clynderwen, SA66 7SU

North East Wales - Denbighshire

Date: Thursday 31 March
Time: 12 - 2pm
Address: Vale of Clwyd Livestock Market, Parc Glasdir, Ruthin, LL15 1PB

How to book a place

To sign up to these events please contact Holly Shearman (TBAS):

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07889 806597

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