One-fifth of west Wicklow herds locked up with TB
Anne O'Donoghue
While the number of herds with TB around the country is increasing, so too is the spend on eradicating the disease. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
3 April 2024 News
Cattle vaccinated for TB less likely to spread the disease - study
While BVG vaccination has been well-proven to halt the impact of the disease on vaccinated animals, little had been known on vaccination's effects on halting its spread.
3 April 2024 News
Grant aid for vets to get TB equipment
Vet IT systems and testing equipment are eligible for grant aid of 50% under the Department's scheme.
DAERA wasting tax payers’ money on bovine TB
Letter to the NI Editor: From Edward Carson, Downpatrick, Co Down
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Prioritise Farming with Nature, says green lobby
Agri-environment schemes should become the central pillar of future farm support, MLAs at Stormont have been told.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Falling TB levels are an established trend
The history of bovine TB in NI tells us that the rates of disease tends to go in cycles
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
US trial feeding TB vaccines to wild deer
The trial is ongoing in Michigan, a state looking for new ways to curb the spread of bovine TB.
25 March 2024 News
‘Strong message’ sent to DAERA on TB
A consultation which proposed cuts to payments for TB reactor cattle has received nearly 5,000 responses
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Badger culling retained in England TB plan
The removal of badgers in TB hotpsot areas of England is set to remain a key part of disease control
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
A ‘fresh look’ at TB is not required
DAERA chief vet Brian Dooher has been tasked with taking another look at the whole issue of bovine TB.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Deer society opposed to hunting extension
The 2024/2025 male hunting season will also begin at the earlier date of 1 August this year.
13 March 2024 News
Minister suggests farm groups still hold sway on TB controls
The Minister indicated that no new measures will be taken without the backing of the TB stakeholder forum, on which farming organisations sit.
11 March 2024 News