Bovine TB meeting in Alpena Thursday, July 12
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are holding a bovine tuberculosis meeting in Alpena Thursday.
The public information meeting stems from the recent discovery of bovine TB in a local dairy herd.
The medium size herd was found through routine TB surveillance testing. 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.
The public information meeting for other producers in the area will be held at 7 p.m. in room 101 of the Donnelly Natural Resources Center at Alpena Community College.
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.