Money Available to Livestock Producers Fighting Bovine TB

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering livestock producers in 11 Michigan counties financial help to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis. The money is available to producers in these counties. It can go toward fencing and other practices to keep deer away from the livestock. Bovine TB is believed to be spread to livestock by wild deer. The disease causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle. Farmers have until the end of this month to apply.