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TB eradication can’t be ‘done on the cheap’ - ICSA
Rachel Donovan
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell says that the Government is “penny pinching” in its approach to eradicating TB.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
New cycle with the dairy heifers
Derek Robinson is now in the fifth year of putting contract-reared dairy heifers through a synchronisation programme.
NI Ag can move forward for now
A legislative change means that even without political agreement, Minister Poots can remain in post.
Challenges ahead for new UFU president
The most immediate concern for David Brown will be how farmers deal with high input costs.
McConalogue commends TB stakeholder group
Minister McConalogue also recognised the severe financial and emotional impacts of TB breakdowns on families.
4 May 2022 News
Newford Farm update: TB remains a niggling issue
There were two homebred heifers identified as TB reactors in the latest test carried out a fortnight ago.
1 May 2022 Newford Farm
Marts bemused by ‘deleted moves’
The concept of "deleted moves" was first raised in an employment tribunal involving a former DAERA vet.
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
Context required in Bronckaers v DAERA case
Dr Bronckaers was a whistleblower who raised various issues of concern related to NI marts.
21 April 2022 Northern Ireland
TB reactors fall for first time in five years
This is the first annual decrease in TB levels since 2016.
20 April 2022 News
Common sense gone from TB testing
A TB outbreak in a neighbour’s herd means John Egerton has had to schedule in a TB test at a busy time of year.
13 April 2022 Farmer Writes