Bovine TB

Bovine TB control/eradication the focus of international conference

Bovine TB control/eradication the focus of international conference

Speakers and delegates from more than 30 countries will descend on Galway today (Tuesday, June 7) for the start of...

June 7, 2022

Call for clarity on funding of new bovine TB measures

Call for clarity on funding of new bovine TB measures

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for clarity on how new bovine tuberculosis (TB) measures will...

June 7, 2022

TB: Call for additional funding to reach eradication target by 2030

TB: Call for additional funding to reach eradication target by 2030

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication targets for 2030 cannot be met without additional state funding, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’...

May 13, 2022

Minister commends progress made by TB stakeholder forum

Minister commends progress made by TB stakeholder forum

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has commended the TB Stakeholder Forum on the progress they...

May 4, 2022

IBLA calls for trial of new post-mortem TB test

IBLA calls for trial of new post-mortem TB test

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to introduce...

April 5, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

A new, long-term bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland has been launched by Minister for Agriculture, Environment and...

March 24, 2022

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed new research on badger culling and bovine tuberculosis (TB) control in cattle, however...

March 23, 2022

Webinar to focus on reducing risk of bovine TB in herds

Webinar to focus on reducing risk of bovine TB in herds

A webinar being held tonight (Wednesday January 19) will offer advice to farmers on reducing the risk of bovine TB...

January 19, 2022

DAFM launches Badger Activity app

DAFM launches Badger Activity app

An app that can aid in the identification and reporting of badger activity on farms has been launched by the...

November 22, 2021

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

The Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradiation scheme has been in place for 67 years in Ireland, with the scheme costing €97.3...

September 20, 2021

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

Gloucester TB-positive alpaca destroyed, Defra confirms

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that Geronimo, a Gloucester-based alpaca that tested positive...

August 31, 2021

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers have been urged to share their personal bovine TB story in response to the consultation over Northern Ireland’s new...

August 27, 2021

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

The chilling psychological effects of bovine TB have left some farmers unable to even enter their own yards, according to...

August 27, 2021

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers to take a “hard look” at Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB (bTB)...

August 23, 2021

#SaveGeronimo campaign is ‘undermining the current TB controls’

#SaveGeronimo campaign is ‘undermining the current TB controls’

A campaign to save an alpaca called Geronimo in the UK – #SaveGeronimo – who has twice tested positive for...

August 19, 2021

‘Beneficial’ TB rule change for restricted farmers revealed

‘Beneficial’ TB rule change for restricted farmers revealed

Changes have been announced under new EU TB regulations “which will better enable farmers with restricted herds to move cattle...

July 30, 2021

UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has taken to the BBC airwaves in order to defend the validity of...

July 22, 2021