IFA halts Bord Bia's overhaul of QA scheme
Declan O’Brien
The IFA move follows concerns at the level of additional requirements that could potentially be foisted on farmers, and the pressure being applied to agree these changes.
10 July 2024 Viewpoints
Animal health - Dutch calf challenge
It could take Ireland up to 16 years to achieve IBR-free status.
28 June 2024 Schemes
Schemes update: 178 fewer BVD-positive calves identified in 2024
The latest AHI programme results show 332 BVD-positive calves identified up to week 26, with 27 fewer herds experiencing issues with the disease in the year to date.
Strong contenders for chief vet job at the department
Galway native Martin Blake is set to retire from his role as chief veterinary officer with the Department of Agriculture. The Dealer has the runners and rider sin the race to succeed Blake.
26 June 2024 Dealer
Wide range in veterinary call-out charges
There is a significant differential in the cost for a farm visit by vets in NI
26 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Former Animal Health Ireland chair receives UCD honorary degree
Mike Magan was chair of Animal Health Ireland for 13 years.
25 June 2024 News
TB skin test can miss individual animals - Department vet
David Quinn, a veterinary inspector at the Department of Agriculture, has put down the rise in TB cases to the expansion of the dairy herd and is optimistic that we might be about to turn a corner.
19 June 2024 News
Welcome to BEEF2024
Frank O'Mara, director of Teagasc, outlines what's in store for people visiting BEEF2024 taking place on Wednesday 26 June 2024.
19 June 2024 Breeding & health
AHV International cuts staff in NI
The animal health company has confirmed three people have left its NI team.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Two vets censured over TB testing misconduct
The allegations against one vet related to him failing to test adequately or at all one or more animals when conducting TB tests on herds.
12 June 2024 News
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore Farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
11 June 2024 News
Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
8 June 2024 Animal Health