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Weekly Podcast: Budget 2023, rural crime and TB changes
Barry Murphy
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all you need to know about what Budget 2023 means for farmers.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
TB reactors hit a new peak in July
The rates of the disease continue to be going in the wrong direction in NI.
28 September 2022 News
Farmers locked up with TB to buy in cattle with ‘veterinary guidance’
The Department of Agriculture has made a series of proposals to farm organisations on how it plans to eradicate TB.
‘Compromise’ to see over 170,000 cattle to be TB tested twice yearly
The change is to see cattle over the age of 36 months which have not been tested within the six months prior to sale needing a test before leaving the farm or within a month of transfer.
16 September 2022 News
Hike in TB levies being considered
It is proposed that the additional funds generated by the levy hikes will be used to finance higher compensation payments to farmers hit by TB breakdowns.
14 September 2022 News
NI badger cull facing lengthy delay
Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots “remains committed” to all aspects of DAERA’s revised TB strategy.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
No agreement on who will pay for extra TB testing – ICSA
The ICSA has said that farmers will pay for one annual herd test and one test only.
1 September 2022 News
Farmers to foot bill for extra TB testing – Department
The Irish Farmers Journal revealed two weeks ago that new TB testing rules will be introduced for cows and male animals over 36 months of age from 1 February 2023.
31 August 2022 News
Salesian college dairy herd goes down with TB
The 460-cow strong dairy herd had no previous history of TB reactors until the tests this August.
30 August 2022 News
Virginia Show: farmers not happy with new TB testing rules
Farmers voiced discontent with the Department's plans to increase TB testing requirements from next January at Virginia Show in Co Cavan.
25 August 2022 News
Newford update: Scanning reveals 9% empty rate in cows
Next year’s calving season looks set to be condensed into a six or seven week period with 75% of cows and in-calf heifers holding to first service and 23% to second service.
21 August 2022 Newford Farm
Additional TB payment costs a 'red line' for IFA
Both the IFA and ICSA have said that farmers should only have to pay for one TB test per year.
18 August 2022 News