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Farmers voiced concern over the policy idea of putting the TB status of animals on mart boards at an IFA meeting in Nenagh. Eoin Ryan, senior superintendent veterinary inspector with the Department in charge of TB policy responded to the issue and emphasised that steps are needed to battle the disease.

Pat Farrell, animal health chair with the IFA gave his reaction to the Department presentation on TB in Tipperary to news correspondent Hannah Quinn-Mulligan.

Colm Forde, principal officer of the ERAD division in the Department addressed farmer concerns around the independence of TB valuers at an IFA meeting in Tipperary.

News correspondent Thomas Hubert met Teagasc economist Trevor Donnellan at the situation and outlook conference presenting farm income estimates for 2018 and 2019.

The growing controversy between Ornua and Glanbia over their export marketing strategy is causing concern for many farmers. The chief executive of Ornua, John Jordan, explains the situation from Ornua's point of view.

Live exports are up 30%, but could have been up more if the Turkish market hadn't collapsed. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed spoke about some of the topics affecting farmers at the ICMSA AGM in Limerick.

Physical farm inspections could be a thing of the past as Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan told the ICMSA AGM that inspections would be 100% satellite-based by 2020. He added that satellites already inspect farms three times a week.

President of the ICMSA Pat McCormack talks about the importance of a sustainable milk price and the fear surrounding farm inspections at the organisation's AGM in Limerick.

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