TB testing

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions for calves to end this week

TB testing exemptions in relation to calves over 42 days of age which have been in place for more than...

August 30, 2021

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Flexibilities to TB testing protocols that were introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic will end on September 1, Agriland understands....

August 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

Bovine tuberculosis  eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

Bovine tuberculosis eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

What seems like a never ending battle with bovine tuberculosis (TB) has lead many to believe that aspirations of eradicating...

June 7, 2021

TB-testing protocol extended by the DAFM

TB-testing protocol extended by the DAFM

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced the extension of Covid-19-related TB-testing protocol until August 1,...

May 10, 2021

Calls for TB testing exemption for calves to be made permanent

Calls for TB testing exemption for calves to be made permanent

Calls have been made for the current TB testing exemption for calves up to 120 days-old to be made permanent...

April 20, 2021

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

New EU regulations on animal health and TB testing, which were due to come into effect from next Wednesday (April...

April 15, 2021

Farmer who interfered with TB test deemed ineligible for compensation

Farmer who interfered with TB test deemed ineligible for compensation

A farmer who previously pleaded guilty to breaching TB regulations by tampering with the accuracy of a TB test is...

March 1, 2021

Covid-19 protocol on TB testing ‘makes sense’ – Farrell

Covid-19 protocol on TB testing ‘makes sense’ – Farrell

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s extension to the Covid-19 TB testing protocol until April 1, has been...

January 11, 2021

Department outlines revised Covid-19 protocol for TB testing

Department outlines revised Covid-19 protocol for TB testing

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued an update on the revised Covid-19 protocol for TB testing...

January 11, 2021

Pre-movement testing plans ‘will not solve the TB problem’

Pre-movement testing plans ‘will not solve the TB problem’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) says it opposes the inclusion of additional pre-movement testing in the TB programme. The organisation...

November 5, 2020

28-day TB testing extension and 120-day calf exemption lauded

28-day TB testing extension and 120-day calf exemption lauded

The decision to reintroduce the TB Covid-19 procedures that were in place during the initial lockdown earlier this year has...

October 22, 2020

Tackling TB: 8,649 contiguous herd tests conducted so far in 2020

Tackling TB: 8,649 contiguous herd tests conducted so far in 2020

A total of 8,647 contiguous herd tests have been conducted so far this year, according to the Department of Agriculture,...

September 17, 2020

Department called on to look at Scottish model to eradicate TB

Department called on to look at Scottish model to eradicate TB

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been called on to look at the TB model in Scotland,...

September 14, 2020

‘They advise me to get rid of all my animals…my pride and joy’: Farmer slams TB statements

‘They advise me to get rid of all my animals…my pride and joy’: Farmer slams TB statements

A Co. Leitrim farmer has voiced his anger at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine after receiving a...

September 7, 2020

‘How can animals that passed the test now be deemed high risk for TB?’

‘How can animals that passed the test now be deemed high risk for TB?’

Concerns have been raised by the Irish Natural and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) in relation to letters issued by the...

September 7, 2020

‘No sense in this’: Farmer flags questions on TB risk letters

‘No sense in this’: Farmer flags questions on TB risk letters

A beef farmer in Co. Cavan has voiced his concerns with the TB herd history risk statement issued to him...

September 1, 2020

120-day calf exemption from TB tests to cease in September

120-day calf exemption from TB tests to cease in September

The exemption for calves between 42 and 120 days of age from TB testing will cease on Tuesday, September 1, the...

July 31, 2020