Outbreaks of TB in cattle herds hit a 10-year high
Noel Bardon
While TB outbreaks and reactor numbers have increased, so too has the cost of the TB programme - it is now more expensive than ever.
21 February 2024 News
TB reactors up another 24% in 2023
There were 5,078 herds hit with TB restrictions over 2023 in another metric up the year previous.
21 February 2024 News
Changes to genotyping programme an 'important move' - IFA
The changes announced should now ensure timely registration and orderly marketing of calves, the IFA has said.
New vaccines to ease supply shortage
Farmers had faced supply issues in sourcing vaccines over recent months, but new Department import authorisations could help ease these shortages.
14 February 2024 News
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from USA, Brazil, Australia and China.
7 February 2024 World
Still no green light on BVD payments for 2024
While there is no clarity surrounding supports available for all farmers, the Department has confirmed that it will continue to provide critical supports for BVD test-positive herds in 2024.
7 February 2024 News
Organic farming - firm focus needed on feed quality
All farmers need to be conscious of feed quality but with over 2,000 sheep producers now farming organically, there is a growing spotlight on organic feed.
7 February 2024 Grass & feeding
IFA calls for 2024 BVD testing funds amid rising costs
An Post increased postage costs for BVD samples from 1 February, with the Department yet to bring forward funding for testing in 2024.
7 February 2024 News
Department finalising BVD support package
Tissue tagging of calves under the BVD national eradication programme entered its 12th year in 2024.
6 February 2024 News
Sheep Improvement Scheme opens for new entrants
Minister McConalogue announces the opening of year two of the Sheep Improvement Scheme to new entrants.
2 February 2024 News
Who leads sheep health for Ireland?
Listening to the three farmers in Donegal, it is clear flock health can still have a very large impact on the income of a sheep farmer if it goes wrong.
31 January 2024 Viewpoints
AHI begins recruitment process for new CEO
The CEO role will be vacant when outgoing chief executive David Graham steps down over the spring.
30 January 2024 News