Covid-19

US inmates sue jail over ivermectin use for Covid-19

US inmates sue jail over ivermectin use for Covid-19

Several inmates in a US prison have filed a lawsuit claiming that they were deceived into taking ivermectin as a...

January 18, 2022

36% of FBS-surveyed farms applied for Covid-19 support

36% of FBS-surveyed farms applied for Covid-19 support

Around 36% of the farms surveyed as part of the annual Farm Business Survey (FBS) applied for at least one...

December 16, 2021

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Despite many Covid-19 restrictions having now eased, key safety messages remain for farmers at livestock marts. Since the onset of...

November 22, 2021

Balmoral Show vaccine centre uptake revealed

Balmoral Show vaccine centre uptake revealed

Almost 150 people received their Covid-19 vaccine at an historic Balmoral Show this year. The show was held later than...

October 4, 2021

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

The Health and Agriculture Ministers are urging the farming and rural community to get the vaccine to protect themselves from...

September 8, 2021

Applications now open for Scottish Pig Producer Hardship Support Scheme

Applications now open for Scottish Pig Producer Hardship Support Scheme

A £715,000 hardship fund has been set up to offer financial support to pig producers affected by the temporary closure...

August 31, 2021

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

Around 3,000 Northern Ireland farmers eligible for the department’s Covid-19 support payment for wool have yet to apply despite the...

August 11, 2021

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Health and Health Trusts to engage with local community...

August 5, 2021

Tyson Foods to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its workforce

Tyson Foods to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its workforce

Tyson Foods has this week announced a requirement for all its US workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The...

August 5, 2021

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

It’s not just their tickets that showgoers will need to remember to bring to this year’s postponed Balmoral Show. To...

August 4, 2021

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

A £1.2 million Covid-19 support scheme has opened for applications from sheep farmers affected by the global slump in wool...

July 29, 2021

UK vets report steep increase in intimidation levels during Covid-19

UK vets report steep increase in intimidation levels during Covid-19

Vets across the UK experienced an alarming increase in levels of intimidation from animal owners over the past year, according...

July 26, 2021

Daily Covid testing to replace isolation for UK food processing workers

Daily Covid testing to replace isolation for UK food processing workers

It’s hoped a new Covid-19 testing regime rolled out across UK meat plants will help ease staff shortages exacerbated by...

July 23, 2021

RCVS to survey vets and vet nurses on their experiences through Covid-19

RCVS to survey vets and vet nurses on their experiences through Covid-19

Vets and vet nurses have been asked to share their experiences as individuals working through the Covid-19 pandemic by a new...

July 23, 2021

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are...

July 20, 2021

Meat processors seeing 1 in 10 staff told to self-isolate by NHS Covid app

Meat processors seeing 1 in 10 staff told to self-isolate by NHS Covid app

Meat companies across the UK have reported that up to one in 10 staff members have been told to self-isolate...

July 16, 2021

Cap on ticket sales expected for September Balmoral Show

Cap on ticket sales expected for September Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show organisers are expecting to cap ticket sales for the event to proceed in September. Responding to questions from...

June 23, 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that DAERA officials will carry out a reduced number of cross-compliance inspections...

June 17, 2021