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THE Isle of Man has been granted Officially TB-Free (OTF) status by the European Commission.
Announcing the achievement on February 19, Richard Ronan, minister for environment, food and agriculture in the Isle of Man Government, said that it would enhance the reputation of the island's breeding cattle, boost export trade and lead to savings on routine testing.
‘This is the end of a long road of research, testing and robust control measures that will allow us to increase our trade in quality breeding stock, with the obvious economic benefits,’ he said. ‘A number of our …