Bovine tuberculosis meeting set for Emmet County

Michigan agriculture officials plan to have a public meeting to discuss the presence of bovine tuberculosis in Emmet County.

The meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the West Traverse Township Hall.

The meeting comes after the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month classified a second Emmet County farm as being infected with bovine tuberculosis.

State officials say a first herd tested positive in March. An investigation found that a breeding bull from that herd had been leased to the second Emmet County producer.

No other animals have tested positive within that herd.

Emmet County is in a zone where herds must be tested at least once every three years and sometimes more often, depending on the type of cattle sold.