Brucellosis

DAERA announces brucellosis compensation rates for February

DAERA announces brucellosis compensation rates for February

Brucellosis compensation rates for February 2020 have been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in...

February 3, 2020

Brucellosis testing regime to be relaxed further

Brucellosis testing regime to be relaxed further

The brucellosis testing programme in Northern Ireland will be relaxed further, bringing significant benefits and savings for our farmers and...

January 9, 2018

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced the compensation rates for animals which test positive for brucellosis...

April 3, 2016

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export testing for brucellosis in Northern Ireland will be abolished from February 1, 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

January 28, 2016

EU sanctions €62m for TB eradication and control programmes

EU sanctions €62m for TB eradication and control programmes

The European Union has committed close to €161m to combat animal diseases and zoonoses in 2016. This is to support eradication,...

January 13, 2016

End of brucellosis testing will save farmers €15m a year

End of brucellosis testing will save farmers €15m a year

The end to brucellosis testing will save farmers €15m a year, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney. Ireland...

January 4, 2016

Department spend on disease eradication schemes down in 2015

Department spend on disease eradication schemes down in 2015

The Department of Agriculture has spent €6m less on disease eradication so far this year, according to the Minister for Agriculture,...

December 9, 2015

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

Northern Ireland is to lift the age of eligibility for brucellosis testing to 24 months from 12 months on October 19,...

October 8, 2015

Marts expect to see increased numbers of heavy heifers in the coming weeks

Marts expect to see increased numbers of heavy heifers in the coming weeks

There will be an increase in the number of cows and heavy beef heifers coming into marts in the next...

September 29, 2015

Pre-movement Brucellosis testing to end next week

Pre-movement Brucellosis testing to end next week

Pre-movement Brucellosis testing on both sides of the Border will come to an end on September 28 following a joint...

September 23, 2015

Pre-movement testing for Brucellosis will end this year

Pre-movement testing for Brucellosis will end this year

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that pre-movement testing for Brucellosis on animals over 24 months of age will end...

September 16, 2015

Are pre-movement tests for brucellosis still necessary?

Are pre-movement tests for brucellosis still necessary?

Now that Northern Ireland has achieved brucellosis-free status, it provides the basis for Minister Coveney to remove the pre-movement test from...

September 10, 2015

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

The Europen Commission has approved the North’s application for Official Brucellosis Free (OBF) status, Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has confirmed....

September 9, 2015

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that there has not been a case...

March 4, 2015

Brucellosis testing requirements for 2015 clarified

Brucellosis testing requirements for 2015 clarified

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has clarified the Brucellosis Testing Requirements for 2015. (i) A pre-movement test...

January 7, 2015

No more annual brucellosis test, Minister Coveney says

No more annual brucellosis test, Minister Coveney says

There will be no more annual brucellosis tests, under new changes to the national brucellosis control measures announced by the...

November 26, 2014

China facing another milk scare?

China facing another milk scare?

Authorities in China are looking into reports that a large milk processor in the country sold milk from cows that...

November 13, 2014

Official Brucellosis-free status in sight for Northern Ireland

Official Brucellosis-free status in sight for Northern Ireland

Relaxation of brucellosis pre-movement testing controls for cattle movements within Northern Ireland, have been announced by the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle...

October 23, 2014