Blowfly and tick risk season on the horizon
Darren Carty
The inclement weather experienced to date in 2024 has left few farmers thinking about blowfly and tick control but this situation will quickly change.
5 May 2024 News
Pragmatism governs UK border checks
UK import checks have started this week on a phased basis, which means the box is ticked after several postponements.
28 April 2024 News
Significant trade bonanza from any EU-UK veterinary deal
A veterinary agreement that went beyond the existing trade provisions would increase agri-food exports from the UK to the EU by more than one-fifth. Imports from the EU would also increase by 5.6%.
Organic farmers eligible for new sheep welfare scheme
There were some concerns from farmers that the actions included would not be amenable to organic farmers but certification bodies have dispelled such fears.
17 April 2024 News
UFU: ‘farmers best served by devolved government’
The return to Stormont makes it easier for lobby organisations to get their views across.
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
New vaccines to ease supply shortage
Farmers had faced supply issues in sourcing vaccines over recent months, but new Department import authorisations could help ease these shortages.
14 February 2024 News
Insight: another Brexit chapter closed
Latest efforts to reconcile Northern Ireland's position in the single market with being part of the UK solves most problems, with just veterinary medicine access outstanding.
4 February 2024 News
December health corner – eye issues and liver fluke
Reports indicate that the change in weather and increase in supplementary feeding is giving rise to more eye-related problems, while liver fluke remains a concern.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health