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Northern Ireland
TB casts a cloud on farmer mood at Balmoral
David Wright
While the general mood among farmers was upbeat, TB continues to cast a shadow on the industry.
1 May 2022 Newford Farm
Newford Farm update: TB remains a niggling issue
There were two homebred heifers identified as TB reactors in the latest test carried out a fortnight ago.
20 April 2022 Opinion
Home Farm: Beans start to emerge
With costs so high this year, we have, at present prices, no option but to attempt to maximise yield.
Common sense gone from TB testing
A TB outbreak in a neighbour’s herd means John Egerton has had to schedule in a TB test at a busy time of year.
13 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: food for thought on future direction
Following a clear TB test, grazing has gotten underway on Tommy Moyles’s farm in west Cork.
9 February 2022 Farmer Writes
Department should pay for extra TB testing – ICSA
The ICSA has made calls for the Department of Agriculture to pay for the cost of pre- or post-movement TB testing when cattle are purchased to be moved onto restricted holdings.
12 January 2022 News
Department must improve reactor removal times – ICSA
The call comes following a new online system for valuation of reactor animals.
1 October 2021 News
Badger TB worst in the west of NI
Results from TB testing as part of DAERA’s badgerline project have been published
29 September 2021 News
DAERA still analysing new TB testing law
The new EU laws, which came into effect in April 2021, apply to local farms due to the Ni protocol element of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
1 September 2021 News
Flexibility around calf TB testing ends on Wednesday
Changes to Department TB testing protocols involving calves introduced due to COVID-19 are due to cease on Wednesday 1 September.
30 August 2021 News
TB reactor numbers fall 9% on 2020 but well up on 2019
Department figures show that the total number of reactors for the year to the start of August fell from 12,276 in 2020 to 11,121.
18 August 2021 News
TB testing flexibilities to end in September
The flexibilities enabled calves up to 120 days of age to be sold without a TB test.
15 August 2021 News