TB

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

Farm organisations welcome department move on TB arrangements

Farm organisations welcome department move on TB arrangements

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the current arrangements on TB testing has...

March 3, 2021

Current TB testing arrangements to continue to June 1

Current TB testing arrangements to continue to June 1

The current TB testing arrangements that were brought in in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be continued until June...

March 3, 2021

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

1 in 5 TB infected cattle are a false negative

At the recent dairy tech event held by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), Sarah Tomlinson a vet...

February 16, 2021

Concerns over lack of farmer representation on TB Forum’s science group

Concerns over lack of farmer representation on TB Forum’s science group

Following a meeting of the TB Stakeholder Forum yesterday (Thursday, February 4), concerns have been raised over a lack of...

February 5, 2021

TB Strategy: How will the programme be funded to 2030?

TB Strategy: How will the programme be funded to 2030?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine published the new TB Eradication Strategy today (Wednesday, January 27), covering the...

January 27, 2021

New TB eradication strategy: Communication and ‘working in partnership’

New TB eradication strategy: Communication and ‘working in partnership’

Improved communications about bovine TB (bTB) with stakeholders and “working in partnership” with farmers are identified as key elements of...

January 27, 2021

New TB Eradication Strategy: What farmers need to know

New TB Eradication Strategy: What farmers need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published the new Bovine TB (bTB) Eradication Strategy – allowing farmers...

January 27, 2021

Extension of Covid-19 TB procedures ‘sensible and balanced’ – ICMSA

Extension of Covid-19 TB procedures ‘sensible and balanced’ – ICMSA

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to extend the TB testing procedures put in place...

January 12, 2021

Only farmer groups and DAFM should have a say in implementing TB eradication plan

Only farmer groups and DAFM should have a say in implementing TB eradication plan

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is countenancing Ireland’s envisaged TB implementation group comprising representatives from farm stakeholder groups and the...

December 23, 2020

Is slurry the missing link in the TB eradication chain?

Is slurry the missing link in the TB eradication chain?

I commend the latest attempts by agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue to get agreement on a comprehensive Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradication...

December 21, 2020

ICMSA welcomes new bovine TB eradication strategy

ICMSA welcomes new bovine TB eradication strategy

The deputy president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) Lorcan McCabe has welcomed the newly-published bovine tuberculosis (bTB) eradication...

December 21, 2020

TB strategy can only work on the basis of ‘fair play’ – ICSA

TB strategy can only work on the basis of ‘fair play’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) Animal Health and Welfare chair Hugh Farrell, has said that the TB...

December 18, 2020

Stakeholder agreement on new bovine TB eradication strategy announced

Stakeholder agreement on new bovine TB eradication strategy announced

Broad stakeholder agreement has been announced on the new bovine TB eradication strategy by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

December 16, 2020

Current TB Covid-19 protocols extended to February 1

Current TB Covid-19 protocols extended to February 1

The current Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Covid-19 protocols in relation to TB testing will be extended to...

December 1, 2020

Court hears Clare farmer lost out on farm grants after TB investigation

Court hears Clare farmer lost out on farm grants after TB investigation

By Gordon Deegan A west Clare farmer has lost out on around €20,000 in farm grants due to a Department...

November 30, 2020