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Cornwall's TB Cattle Deaths Drop

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7:20am 23rd June 2014

There has been a drop in the number of TB outbreaks in Cornwall.

Figures seen by Pirate FM show the number of cattle being slaughtered in the Duchy because of the disease has dropped 7%

But more than 660 cattle have still been slaughtered since the start of the year.

Geoffery Thomas farms near Land's End.

He wants the Chief Vet put in charge of stamping it out: "Matters of human health are treated by the authorities and by people who understand. Now if animal health were put with the vets and put with the professionals then you would see the wildlife being dealt with straight away.

"All these animals are the result of a lifetime's work and it's not something that's happened just last week. Grandfathers and fathers and sons have been breeding these cattle and all that work is going; all that work is being lost."

Bill Harper who farms at North Tamerton near Launceston and speaks for the National Beef Association on the disease agrees: "It's going to be a long haul and that's why we need a continuous policy that lasts for ten or fifteen years to get on top of it and we can't have changes every time there's a change of government."

7:20am 23rd June 2014

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