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Tackling TB – A collaborative approach to disease control

June 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


TB is a devastating disease for the UK cattle industry, affecting livelihoods, animal health and welfare, herd genetics and farmer wellbeing. The ‘Bovine TB Strategy Review’, led by Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, highlighted the need for industry stakeholders to take greater ownership of disease control. Come along to the inaugural TBAS conference to learn more about what can be done to reduce the risk and impact of TB on farms.

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 9am

Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS.


9.00 Registration and trade stands

10.00 Opening address. Prof. Sir Charles Godfray,University of Oxford

10.20 TB in England – Where are we going? Prof. James Wood, University of Cambridge

10.50 Disease control in practice – What can we do? James Russell, British Cattle Veterinary Assoc.

11.30 Coffee break and trade stands

12.00 The role of wildlife in TB transmission. Andy Robertson, University of Exeter

12.30 Building resilience into your business. Sarah Tomlinson, Technical Director, TBAS

1.00 Lunch, trade stands and workshops

2.30 TB – a farmer’s perspective. Mark Jelley, Beef Farmer, Northants

3.00 Panel discussion

3.30 Closing remarks. Prof. Sir Charles Godfray,University of Oxford

3.45 Tea and trade stands

4.30 Event closes

Tickets are priced at £100 + VAT. However, farmers can attend for the discounted price of just £25 + VAT.

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June 26, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Royal Agricultural University
Cirencester, GL7 6JS + Google Map