What we do

 

An average TB breakdown costs farmers £14,000+ in addition to the stress and heartbreak of culling their livestock. In 2014 – 15 there were 3,791 TB breakdowns compared to 3,938 in 2015-16. These resulted in 26,270 cattle being culled from 2014-15 compared to 29,766 culled from 2015-16. This shows that TB in the UK is still getting worse.

We aim to increase the number of TB free farms and help TB free farms stay TB free !

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TB Busters is an award winning company with proven biosecurity measures to keep badgers away from farm feed and resources.

TB Busters is the only company to provide a tailor made biosecurity service that is customized to each individual farmer by carrying out a full Farm biosecurity survey using night vision cameras to monitor badger activity on your farm. Our service aims to:

  • Reduce the risk of you having a TB breakdown or reduce the impact of your current breakdown on your farm business
  • Make easy to use equipment to save you time and money
  • Reduce the costs of farming whether you are under TB restrictions or not
  • Reduce the impact of other diseases on your farm: TB biosecurity can stop you getting many other diseases such as, BVD, IBR, Johnes, Leptospirosis, Neospora and many more. BVD breakdowns alone cost an average of £65 per head per herd in loss of production, before treatment or replacement of fallen stock.
  • Reduce direct and indirect contact between cattle and badgers to stop the spread of TB between each species on your farm
  • Stop badgers eating resources meant for your livestock: this reduces the risk of your cattle catching TB and saves you hundreds of pounds per year in feed and minerals that badgers eat without you realising it.
  • Give you peace of mind in knowing you have done everything you can to reduce the risk of TB on your farm and its spread in your local area.

We also make the fastest staple puller on the market and the only one that pulls two staples out at once

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The Badger Proof Mineral Stand from TB Busters is an award winning, proven biosecurity measure to keep badgers away from feed and mineral buckets.

As part of Bovine TB and Biosecurity at Pasture Defra recommend that licks are “raised up above the height at which a badger can get at them”. The Badger Proof Bucket Stand does exactly that: it’s strong enough to be resistant to interaction with cattle and is portable enough to be moved by hand.

With TB costing farmers an average of £14,000 (2016) for each TB breakdown, can you afford not to invest in TB biosecurity?


Vets are constantly telling us to raise our mineral buckets to stop badgers eating our profits; yet I coudn’t find any suitable products on the market. So I made one the way farmers like – easy and practical to use, and built to last a lifetime.
The inventor (and farmer) Alan J Hughes


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Badger Eating From Conventional Mineral Bucket

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