BSE

China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

China has announced that it is imposing a ban on imports of British beef following the confirmation of a single...

October 12, 2021

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

A single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset, England, the UK’s Department...

September 18, 2021

Declassified files: ‘Fish was on the plate, but beef (and BSE) were on the menu’

Declassified files: ‘Fish was on the plate, but beef (and BSE) were on the menu’

A meeting between British and Irish ministers at Maryfield, the base of the Anglo-Irish Secretariat, descended into jibes over how...

January 7, 2021

Japan lifts BSE ban on British beef after more than 20 years

Japan lifts BSE ban on British beef after more than 20 years

The Japanese government has announced that it will lift a ban on beef from the UK, which was put in...

January 9, 2019

‘Personally devastating’: Farmer at centre of BSE outbreak speaks out

‘Personally devastating’: Farmer at centre of BSE outbreak speaks out

The Aberdeenshire farmer behind the herd where BSE was detected yesterday has spoken of his heartbreak following news the disease...

October 19, 2018

More cattle to be destroyed on Scottish BSE farm as a precaution

More cattle to be destroyed on Scottish BSE farm as a precaution

A number of other cattle are set to be destroyed as a precautionary measure on the farm in Scotland where...

October 19, 2018

BSE: What does the Scottish outbreak mean for the industry?

BSE: What does the Scottish outbreak mean for the industry?

Scotland’s first BSE case in a decade has come as a shock to the entire industry; however, the consensus among...

October 18, 2018

BSE discovered on Scottish farm

BSE discovered on Scottish farm

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the Scottish Government has announced....

October 18, 2018

Industry to be landed with £143,000 BSE testing bill under TSE changes

Industry to be landed with £143,000 BSE testing bill under TSE changes

Farmers in Northern Ireland could soon pay for BSE testing under new rules proposed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

March 2, 2018

BSE: New statuses to be applied to Northern cattle on Monday

BSE: New statuses to be applied to Northern cattle on Monday

New BSE status controls will be included on the North’s departmental animal database ‘APHIS’ to identify Negligible Risk (NR) and...

November 17, 2017

Food scares among the biggest threats to farmers’ livelihoods

Food scares among the biggest threats to farmers’ livelihoods

Food scares are among the biggest threats to Irish farming, agri-food expert Prof. Patrick Wall warned farmers and industry leaders...

November 13, 2017

NI beef exporters given the green light to trade under BSE negligible risk status

NI beef exporters given the green light to trade under BSE negligible risk status

Beef exporters in Northern Ireland have been given the green light to trade under Bovine Spongiform Encelphalapathy (BSE) negligible risk (NR)...

July 31, 2017

Vets welcome Northern Ireland’s ‘negligible risk’ status

Vets welcome Northern Ireland’s ‘negligible risk’ status

British Veterinary Association (Northern Ireland Branch) President Jean Wales has welcomed the attainment of BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland....

June 3, 2017

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Chief Executive Ian Stevenson has welcomed the attainment of BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern...

June 1, 2017

Northern Ireland awarded BSE ‘negligible risk’ status

Northern Ireland awarded BSE ‘negligible risk’ status

Northern Ireland has achieved BSE negligible risk status, the safest level possible, following a meeting today, May 25, in Paris. The...

May 25, 2017

Northern Ireland strives for BSE negligible risk status

Northern Ireland strives for BSE negligible risk status

Northern Ireland has been recommended for BSE negligible risk status by the World Organisation for Animal Health’s Scientific Commission. The...

February 22, 2017

Low incidences of TSE found in the EU – Report

Low incidences of TSE found in the EU – Report

The EFSA recently published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep...

January 3, 2017

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland has applied for BSE Negligible Risk status after the north’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, submitted an application...

October 4, 2016