Bovine TB

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

NI’s proposed TB strategy could save region up to £70 million

NI’s proposed TB strategy could save region up to £70 million

Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB strategy could save the region as much as £70 million, according to officials. Responding to...

July 21, 2021

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are...

July 20, 2021

Badger cull identified as DAERA’s preferred option for bTB wildlife intervention

Badger cull identified as DAERA’s preferred option for bTB wildlife intervention

A badger cull in the areas worst affected by bovine TB has been identified as the department’s preferred option for...

July 19, 2021

NI’s new bovine TB strategy: What does it mean for farmers and what are the next steps?

NI’s new bovine TB strategy: What does it mean for farmers and what are the next steps?

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has announced plans to introduce a swathe of ramped up biosecurity measures as part of...

July 16, 2021

UFU welcomes ‘long overdue’ bovine TB eradication strategy

UFU welcomes ‘long overdue’ bovine TB eradication strategy

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said welcomed the launch of the new bovine TB Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland...

July 16, 2021

Details of Northern Ireland’s new bovine TB strategy revealed

Details of Northern Ireland’s new bovine TB strategy revealed

Proposals for a long-term bovine TB (bTB) Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) have finally been revealed. Minister for Agriculture,...

July 16, 2021

Map: 21,845 TB reactors detected in 12 months

Map: 21,845 TB reactors detected in 12 months

The incidence rates of bovine TB have continued to rise in 2021, the latest figures show – with almost 22,000...

July 15, 2021

DAERA’s TB plans to be revealed next week

DAERA’s TB plans to be revealed next week

It’s been heavily anticipated for the last year and a half, but Northern Ireland farmers will finally get the first...

June 30, 2021

UFU threatens to end cooperation with department over ‘TB inaction’

UFU threatens to end cooperation with department over ‘TB inaction’

Tensions were said to have “run very high” during a meeting this week between chief vet and Ulster Farmers’ Union...

June 18, 2021

UK government to establish specialist TB interferon-gamma testing lab

UK government to establish specialist TB interferon-gamma testing lab

Plans are underway to establish a specialist interferon-gamma testing laboratory for bovine TB in England. The government-run facility will be...

May 18, 2021