Northern Ireland
Research backs up badger control policy
David Wright
The work looked at whether remaining badgers are more likely to roam when selective culling takes place.
NI bovine TB rates continue to rise
Bovine TB herd incidence in Northern Ireland is at its highest level since early 2019.
Badger cull hit with further delay
A judicial review of DAERA plans to cull badgers in TB hotpot areas is to be heard in September.
Department looking for badger cages
The cages are to be made of 10-gauge copper dipped weld mesh mild steel or better.
22 June 2022 Dealer
In full: NI Assembly election agri questions
Here are the full responses from political parties in Northern Ireland to our agri election questions.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
New UFU president putting ‘the land first’
Fermanagh farmer David Brown takes over as UFU president on Saturday 30 April.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI parties commit to badger cull plan
Alliance is the only main political party in Northern Ireland that remains opposed to DAERA’s proposals for wildlife intervention.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: hopefully the era of cheap food has come to an end
Although farmers may not be appreciated for their efforts, the public must realise they have to pay the cost of production for some of life’s essentials, writes Joe Collingborn.
24 April 2022 Farmer Writes
TB - a strategy eight years in the making
The DAERA TB strategy published at the end of March 2022 sets out the next steps towards eradication of the disease in NI.
6 April 2022 News
Badger cull targeted for autumn
The plan in NI is to follow the model from England where badgers are culled by controlled shooting.
30 March 2022 News
NI Executive collapse impacts new TB plan
Minister Poots confirmed that ‘decisions that are impacted by the absence of an Executive’ include the long-awaited TB strategy.
9 March 2022 News