COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients.

DEFRA funded TB advice

Tired of playing the TB lottery?

You can now access DEFRA funded TB Advisory Service (TBAS) visits.

An interactive farm walk introducing simple and effective ways to farm in these ever changing times.

This tailored advice is provided by Garston Vets during two DEFRA funded on-farm visits.

  • To confirm your eligibility please contact the reception team Garston Farm Vets on 01373 451115.
  • They will help you fill in the application form and submit on your behalf.

 

Comments from farmers in the UK who have received TB Advisory Service visits:

“The service and visit were completely free, quickly and easily arranged and was very helpful. The adviser was very knowledgeable and gave me some great information.
This is a very useful service and I would recommend it to anyone.” Mr Blatchford, Somerset

“As this was a new breakdown for us, we felt powerless and overwhelmed. The adviser was very hands on, and understood a lot about problems that we could overcome easily. His advice and report helped us to do something about our situation.” Beef Farmer, Dorset.

“I found the visit to be very useful and informative; it was interesting to have a new pair of eyes looking at the problems we face and offering practical advice on how to reduce our risks in the future.

I no longer feel that the presence of TB on the farm is inevitable and I feel more confident that we can work to reduce bought in risks as well as that from wildlife vectors.”
Mark Jelley, Northamptonshire

“We primarily produce animals for genetics, so TB would be nothing short of disastrous. The adviser quickly identified our biggest risk as being wildlife incursion.

We have no setts on our land, and had intended to dig a badger fence into the boundaries of all our fields. We were advised that correctly installed electric fencing would be perfectly adequate to ensure our black and white friends held their party elsewhere, saving us both time and money.” Louise Smith, Staffordshire

 

TBAS funded visits by Garston Vets does not include other herd health, advice, services, medication or treatments.

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