disease control

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Diseased cattle compensation rates announced for October

Compensation rates for cattle infected with Bovine TB, BSE, Brucellosis and Enzootic Bovine Leukosis have been announced for the month...

September 28, 2018

14 Schmallenberg cases suspected in Northern Ireland so far this year

14 Schmallenberg cases suspected in Northern Ireland so far this year

A total of 14 cases of Schmallenberg virus are awaiting official confirmation in tests so far this year in Northern Ireland....

February 13, 2018

Exercise Blackthorn: National exercise to test Foot and Mouth readiness

Exercise Blackthorn: National exercise to test Foot and Mouth readiness

A major government exercise will see the UK’s four regional agricultural departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England come...

February 12, 2018

‘Super pest’ moth now capable of surviving British and Irish winter

‘Super pest’ moth now capable of surviving British and Irish winter

A ‘super pest’ moth which is already resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of...

November 21, 2017

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

Calf housing critical for best performance of dairy herd

Calf housing critical for best performance of dairy herd

Calf nutrition, health and environment are all critical to achieving an optimum lifetime performance of a dairy replacement heifer. That...

June 18, 2017

Best-practice cereal management tips – for the month of May

Best-practice cereal management tips – for the month of May

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has issued best-practice cereal management tips – for the...

May 5, 2017