TB

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

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it will move forward with recommendations on inconclusive TB...

April 7, 2021

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

One third of dairy farmers not implementing biosecurity measures

A 2020 survey carried out in the UK has confirmed that one in three dairy farmers do not fully implement...

March 29, 2021

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

‘Categorically no agreement’ with farm organisations to send TB letters – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has moved to reject comments from a Department of Agriculture, Food and...

March 18, 2021

Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has shed new light on how the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans and...

March 16, 2021

TB: Within 10 years it ‘may be possible to vaccinate high-risk cattle’ – department

TB: Within 10 years it ‘may be possible to vaccinate high-risk cattle’ – department

As scientific research on TB continues, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said that “in five to...

March 11, 2021

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

TB: Department ‘adopts head-in-the-sand’ approach to deer

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has adopted an approach of “bury its head in the sand” to...

March 10, 2021

New TB forum Implementation Working Group has first meeting

New TB forum Implementation Working Group has first meeting

The new Implementation Working Group that was set up under the TB Stakeholders Forum held its first meeting today (Tuesday,...

March 9, 2021

Ireland ‘the only EU state with continuing significant TB challenge’

Ireland ‘the only EU state with continuing significant TB challenge’

Ireland’s efforts to bring about an eradication of bovine TB will take centre stage at the next meeting of the...

March 8, 2021

McConalogue welcomes ‘positive start’ to TB Finance Group

McConalogue welcomes ‘positive start’ to TB Finance Group

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has welcomed what he called the “positive start” to the Finance...

March 4, 2021