Farm Ireland

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Farming bodies reticent on disease scheme

THE main farm bodies have refused to back any eradication programmes for BVD and IBR which would be farmer funded.

Following last week's disease outbreak at the National Cattle Breeding Centre in Enfield, Co Kildare, there have been fresh calls for compulsory eradication schemes to tackle the spread of IBR and BVD.

However, both the IFA and ICMSA said the full cost of any eradication schemes could not be carried by farmers.

A statement from the IFA said farmers would not support a programme that added unnecessary cost to the day-to-day management of their farms.

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