Bovine TB Eradication Group for England (TBEG)
The Bovine TB Eradication Group for England (TBEG) was established in 2008 to make recommendations to the Secretary of State on bovine TB and its eradication. Members of the group include representatives from the farming industry, the veterinary profession, Defra and AHVLA.
TBEG has been reviewed and a new group has been established to continue the work of TBEG as a subgroup of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England. The new group is the TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG)
- TB Eradication Advisory Group for England (TBEAG)
- 27 January 2010 Progress report: Developing a Bovine TB Eradication Programme for England (PDF 750KB).
Meeting highlight notes
|Meeting date||Highlight note|
|39th meeting: 8 March 2012||At its thirty-ninth and final meeting (PDF 25 KB) the Group discussed the progress with the badger control trials and the interim findings of the review of TBEG.|
|38th meeting: 18 January 2012||At its thirty-eighth meeting (PDF 50 KB) the Group discussed the future strategy of TB policy and the future direction of the Farmer Advice Project.|
|37th meeting: 16 November 2011||At its thirty-seventh meeting (PDF 180 KB) the Group met with representatives of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England. Members discussed the project to produce an enhanced enforcement and compliance strategy and followed up the discussions at an earlier workshop on developing a strategy for tackling the spread of TB at the edge of high risk areas. Risk Solutions and Cambridge University researchers also joined the meeting to discuss their projects.|
|36th meeting: 12th October 2011||At its thirty-sixth meeting the Group discussed badger control. They also discussed the recent EU’s Food and Veterinary Office mission and agreed to the setting up of an ad-hoc working group to look at the feasibility of and options for risk-based trading. The Group considered how to better address TB spread risks from certain CTS links and Single Occupancy Authorities and discussed the further development of a strategic level framework for tackling TB spread at the edge of high TB risk areas.|
|35th meeting: 21st July 2011||At its thirty-fifth meeting the Group discussed the Secretary of State’s announcement of the package of measures and badger control in England including the consultation on guidance to Natural England to issue licenses for culling. They discussed how to develop a strategy for tackling the spread of TB at the edge of high risk areas and considered proposals for changes to compensation arrangements. The Members were also updated on the European Commission Food and Veterinary Office’s (FVO) bovine TB mission to England and Wales in September.|
|34th meeting: 11th May 2011||At its thirty-forth meeting the group discussed the ongoing consideration of options for badger control and how this fits with the wider TB eradication programme in England.|
|33rd meeting: 23rd March 2011||At its thirty-third meeting the Group met with representatives from Gloucestershire County Council to discuss emerging evidence of suspected TB reactor fraud. It also discussed issues arising from the public consultation on badger control and the spread of TB at the edge of high risk areas.|
Notes from previous meetings can be found on the National Archives website.
The Bovine TB Eradication Group for England met for the first time on 27 November 2008.