Northern Ireland
Heaton-Harris pushes for TB payment cuts
Peter McCann
The proposal to cut TB compensation in NI is likely to receive an angry response from farmer representatives.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
NI badger TB rate confirmed at 23%
The TB infection rate in roadkill badgers during 2022 was slightly below that originally reported.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Bovine TB payment cut will not be rushed
New ministers at Stormont would be expected to consider the budget-saving measures put forward by civil servants.
Inspectors adding to pressure on farmers
Farmers in NI are dealing with more rules and regulations than ever before
23 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Mart integrity central to future trading
Marts have grown their throughput, with traders valuing the transparent auction system more than ever, but marts have to ensure high standards are maintained to future-proof their businesses.
16 August 2023 Marts
Farmer Writes: tough summer for silage and harvest
The straw situation has deteriorated every week as we moved through the summer.
9 August 2023 Farmer Writes
Peer pressure must clamp down on TB
As an industry we must not tolerate or excuse the actions of a small cohort who might seek to defraud the system.
2 August 2023 Northern Ireland
26% of prime cattle kill originating in controlled finishing units
There were 214,500 cattle drafted from controlled finishing units in the first six months of 2023, an increase of 4,000 head or 1.9% on 2022 levels.
30 July 2023 News
News Podcast: TB reactors surge and derogation anger flares
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
28 July 2023 News
TB reactors surge by 37% to hit new high
TB reactor numbers are up over 3,000 head in 2023 when compared with the same months last year.
26 July 2023 News
DAERA plans second break in TB tests
For the second time this year, TB testing in NI will be impacted by the roll-out of the system which will replace APHIS.
26 July 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer sentenced after creating TB lumps
A NI farmer has been banned from keeping cattle for two years, after being found guilty of trying to manipulate a TB test result.
26 July 2023 Northern Ireland