State confirms bovine TB in Alpena dairy herd
The medium size herd was found through routine TB surveillance testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A public information meeting for other producers in the area will be held on July 12, at 7 p.m. in room 101 of the Donnelly Natural Resources Center at Alpena Community College.
The farm where the bovine TB herd was found is currently quarantined and no cattle may enter or leave the premises until testing clears the cattle and farm of TB, either through depopulation or a test and remove process.
Since the bovine TB eradication effort began, all of Michigan’s 14,000 cattle farms have undergone TB testing. Since 1998, 54 TB positive cattle herds and four privately owned cervid operations have been detected.