Brucellosis

DAERA announces brucellosis compensation rates for February

DAERA announces brucellosis compensation rates for February

Brucellosis compensation rates for February 2020 have been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in...

February 3, 2020

Brucellosis testing regime to be relaxed further

Brucellosis testing regime to be relaxed further

The brucellosis testing programme in Northern Ireland will be relaxed further, bringing significant benefits and savings for our farmers and...

January 9, 2018

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced the compensation rates for animals which test positive for brucellosis...

April 3, 2016

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export testing for brucellosis in Northern Ireland will be abolished from February 1, 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

January 28, 2016

EU sanctions €62m for TB eradication and control programmes

EU sanctions €62m for TB eradication and control programmes

The European Union has committed close to €161m to combat animal diseases and zoonoses in 2016. This is to support eradication,...

January 13, 2016

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

Northern Ireland is to lift the age of eligibility for brucellosis testing to 24 months from 12 months on October 19,...

October 8, 2015

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

The Europen Commission has approved the North’s application for Official Brucellosis Free (OBF) status, Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has confirmed....

September 9, 2015

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that there has not been a case...

March 4, 2015

Official Brucellosis-free status in sight for Northern Ireland

Official Brucellosis-free status in sight for Northern Ireland

Relaxation of brucellosis pre-movement testing controls for cattle movements within Northern Ireland, have been announced by the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle...

October 23, 2014

Milk price is key to dairy expansion – Donie Cashman

Milk price is key to dairy expansion – Donie Cashman

Milk price will be key for dairy farmers once quotas are removed, former IFA President Donie Cashman told the Teagasc...

June 10, 2014

North’s MEPs confirm their  ‘farming’ priorities

North’s MEPs confirm their ‘farming’ priorities

With the European Elections now over our returning MEP representatives to Brussels and Strasbourg have been outlining their priorities for...

June 2, 2014

We need a meaningful all-island animal health policy

We need a meaningful all-island animal health policy

COMMENT: This week will see Ireland’s two agriculture minister meeting up at a cross-border summit to be held in Armagh....

November 11, 2013

BVD – Eradication timetable remains on track

BVD – Eradication timetable remains on track

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) Chief Executive Joe O’Flaherty has told Agriland that Ireland remains on course to eradicate BVD within...

October 24, 2013

UK takes Ireland’s lead in badger cull

UK takes Ireland’s lead in badger cull

The UK’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has this morning cited Ireland’s badger controls as justification for culling in the UK to...

August 27, 2013