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New Department TB proposals labelled as ‘insulting’ to farmers

New Department TB proposals labelled as ‘insulting’ to farmers

New Department of Agriculture proposals for the future have been heavily criticised by the IFA and labelled as ‘insulting’ to...

November 6, 2015

18% of deer removed from farms in Wicklow test positive for TB

18% of deer removed from farms in Wicklow test positive for TB

18% of deer tested in a pocket of Co. Wicklow have tested confirmed positive for TB, according to the Department...

October 29, 2015

Minister called on to pass back savings from TB Eradication Scheme

Minister called on to pass back savings from TB Eradication Scheme

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has been called on to pass back the savings from the TB Eradication Scheme...

October 6, 2015

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Former guitarist with rock band Queen – Brian May – is to challenge the lawfulness of UK badger cull licences,...

August 25, 2015

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling is to shortly begin in the second year of a test, vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife intervention research project,...

July 6, 2015

ICMSA says TB Income Supplement Scheme ‘not fit for purpose’

ICMSA says TB Income Supplement Scheme ‘not fit for purpose’

The TB Income Supplement Scheme as it stands right now is not fit for purpose, according to the President of...

May 26, 2015

Badgers may shun cattle, it isn’t enough to save them being culled

Badgers may shun cattle, it isn’t enough to save them being culled

Badgers may shun cattle, but it’s not enough to save them from being culled, according to the Minister for Agriculture...

May 16, 2015

Levels of TB remain disappointingly high in Wicklow (Badgers to blame) – Minister

Levels of TB remain disappointingly high in Wicklow (Badgers to blame) – Minister

The levels of bovine TB have remained disappointingly high in Wicklow when compared with the progress achieved nationally, according to...

May 8, 2015

‘My farm is plagued by deer; they’re everywhere’

‘My farm is plagued by deer; they’re everywhere’

Tom Byrne, a beef farmer from Co. Wicklow says he has been plagued by deer on his farm for years...

April 28, 2015

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

There is little evidence that badgers and dairy cows interact with each other directly, according to Dr Declan O’Mahony, from...

April 24, 2015

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

The British Veterinary Authority (BVA) has said it can no longer support the continued use of controlled shooting of badgers as part...

April 22, 2015

TB blood test finds more reactors (Department says it’s to be expected)

TB blood test finds more reactors (Department says it’s to be expected)

Latest figures from the Department of Agriculture show that the number of TB reactors rose last year on the back...

February 5, 2015

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

Latest TB statistics – Cork has highest incidence

Latest TB statistics – Cork has highest incidence

Latest statistics from the Department of Agriculture show the number of cattle that have failed the tuberculosis test in the...

November 13, 2014

Appointment of members to the TB Strategic Partnership Group

Appointment of members to the TB Strategic Partnership Group

The North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the appointment of independent members to the TB Strategic Partnership Group. According...

October 10, 2014

IFA calls on Minister to address the cost to farmers of TB

IFA calls on Minister to address the cost to farmers of TB

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine must address the actual costs and losses incurred by farmers affected by...

September 7, 2014

Wildlife group’s legal bid to halt UK badger cull fails

Wildlife group’s legal bid to halt UK badger cull fails

A bid by wildlife group the Badger Trust to halt this year’s UK badger cull in the High Court has...

August 30, 2014

Badger vaccination to replace cull, when time is right – Coveney

Badger vaccination to replace cull, when time is right – Coveney

Ireland will move away from badger culling to vaccination as soon as possible, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

August 16, 2014