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Northern Ireland
Muir rules out Bluetongue compensation scheme
David Wright
There are no plans in DAERA to compensate NI farmers with livestock stranded in Britain due to Bluetongue restrictions
31 March 2024 News
Ireland still on high alert for bluetongue threat – Department
The Department has said it is continuing to monitor the bluetongue situation closely in Britain.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Bluetongue still prominent in Britain
Two bluetongue temporary control zones remain in place in Kent and Norfolk.
New cases of bluetongue found in England
Two further cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified at two new locations in England.
10 January 2024 News
New cases of bluetongue found in England
Two further cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified at two new locations in England.
10 January 2024 News
Further bluetongue case found in Kent control zone
The case was detected during active surveillance carried out in a bluetongue temporary control zone.
5 January 2024 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Fewer bird flu cases this winter so far
The last case in the UK was on 29 November when the H5N1 strain of the virus was confirmed in a poultry unit near Cranbrook, east Devon.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Bluetongue: ban on cattle and sheep moving from Britain to Ireland
Bluetongue does not affect human or food safety, but, if found here, would have a very negative impact on animal welfare and the livestock sector.
13 November 2023 News
Bluetongue nears 4,000 cases in the Netherlands
France, Germany and Belgium are all also reporting cases of the bluetongue virus.
2 November 2023 News