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NI: £1 per head TB levy proposed
David Wright
Farmers have suggested a levy across all cattle rather than cutting compensation for TB reactor animals.
22 November 2017 News
Battle set to resume over TB compensation
Proposals due to go for public consultation would see a significant reduction in compensation paid for TB reactor cattle
20 September 2017 News
DAERA to take tougher line on bovine TB
DAERA chief vet Robert Huey has outlined a number of new measures aimed at tackling bovine TB in NI.
Pedigree TB reactor dispute continues in NI
Co Down cattle breeder Sean Savage has been in dispute with DAERA over TB testing and valuations.
20 September 2017 News
BETTER beef snapshot – what are our farmers up to?
Ciarán Lenehan caught up with two very contrasting BETTER beef farmers this week.
6 September 2017 BETTER Farm
DAERA apologises in TB-testing dispute
An apology has been issued by DAERA over the handling of TB testing on a pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine herd.
10 May 2017 News
Listen: Reactions to new TB eradication plan for Northern Ireland
Recommendations have been made to agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen to reduce and eventually eradicate TB in NI by the five independent members of the TB Strategic Partnership Group
18 December 2016 World
Readers queries: B&B movements and shed rental agreements
This week’s article covers the primary rules and regulations of B&B movements, the following looks at more in-depth reader queries from 2015.
16 October 2016 News
Department slow at culling reactors
Ireland leaves TB reactors on farm for longer before culling than many other countries.
22 June 2016 News
DARD ‘hopeful’ TB will decline in 2016
At the NI Assembly's agriculture and rural development committee on Tuesday, MLAs were briefed on TB incidence levels and the eradication programme.
9 March 2016 News
Penalty points for independent cattle valuers
The Department is seeking to establish a new panel of independent valuers for TB reactors.
21 October 2015 News
Letter: Time for review of TB testing systems
"Where are we going with TB testing?" - Keith Armitage, Deerpark, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
25 March 2015 Letters