Breeding stock will no longer be required to undergo TB testing
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday issued a federal order that will allow beef producers in modified bovine tuberculosis zones to transport their breeding animals across state lines without undergoing costly TB testing.
Producers participating in the state’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) buyout program loaded the last of their animals today, marking the completion of a nearly year long effort to reduce cattle numbers in the bovine TB Management Zone.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health, along with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources , and the University of Minnesota Extension Services, today announced the launch of a Web site dedicated to the State of Minnesota bovine tuberculosis (TB) response plan.
Just a reminder to area livestock producers that an informational meeting on Bovine TB will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in Detroit Lakes. This meeting is open to all area livestock producers. The meeting will be held in Room C103 at Minnesota State Community & Technical College, located on East Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes.
This is the fourth positive herd detected since October, and it will likely result in the downgrades of Minnesota’s bovine TB status from Modified Accredited Advanced to Modified Accredited, as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Code of Federal Regulations.
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