TB

Call for coordinated approach to deer management

Call for coordinated approach to deer management

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that agriculture minister’s commitment to re-establish the National Deer Management Forum Group is...

May 20, 2022

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) reactors in Ireland fell from 22,614 in 2020 to 20,931 last year, according to figures released by...

April 22, 2022

Farm groups to attend Joint Oireachtas Committee on TB

Farm groups to attend Joint Oireachtas Committee on TB

Representatives from four farm organisations will come before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine this evening...

February 16, 2022

‘Bureaucratic barriers’ preventing TB-restricted farms buying in cattle

‘Bureaucratic barriers’ preventing TB-restricted farms buying in cattle

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has claimed that “bureaucratic barriers” are preventing farmers with TB-restricted herds from...

January 12, 2022

Seanad hears RVO vacancies hampering TB efforts

Seanad hears RVO vacancies hampering TB efforts

The Seanad has heard concerns over outbreaks of TB in west Co. Waterford and north Co. Cork, which is being...

November 15, 2021

Concerns that government ‘has no long-term plan’ to deal with ‘overrun of deer’

Concerns that government ‘has no long-term plan’ to deal with ‘overrun of deer’

Senators this week highlighted the “ongoing challenge” facing areas such as in Co. Wicklow where there is an “overrun of...

November 10, 2021

Milk recording: Have you started yet?

Milk recording: Have you started yet?

The uptake of milk recording on Irish dairy farms continues to grow, with a 20% increase in the number of...

October 19, 2021

‘Onus on department to improve reactor removal times’ – ICSA

‘Onus on department to improve reactor removal times’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed news that from this week, farmers have the option to accept...

October 1, 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

Badger culling ‘necessary until TB significantly reduced’

Badger culling ‘necessary until TB significantly reduced’

Some level of badger culling will remain necessary until TB levels have significantly reduced, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food...

September 10, 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

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

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 Forum: Inconclusive policy resulting in faster identification

TB Forum: Inconclusive policy resulting in faster identification

The 11th meeting of the TB Forum was held yesterday (May 26), attended by a range of stakeholder groups and...

May 27, 2021

Farmers urged to take part in new national deer-monitoring programme

Farmers urged to take part in new national deer-monitoring programme

A nationally coordinated initiative to monitor deer in Ireland, involving a new smartphone app and a web-based survey, has been...

May 12, 2021

TB reactors: Suggestions of remote valuations ‘ludicrous’

TB reactors: Suggestions of remote valuations ‘ludicrous’

Suggestions that on-farm valuations of TB reactor cattle could be ended in place of remote market price-based valuations have been...

May 6, 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

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to allow farmers to voluntarily remove inconclusives with...

April 12, 2021