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Farmers should ask for TB risk rating when moving cattle – Dept vet

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Animal movements are a key TB risk factor the Department has warned.

Animal movements are a key TB risk factor the Department has warned.

Animal movements are a key TB risk factor the Department has warned.

Farmers have been advised to ask other farmers for their individual TB risk rating when moving cattle on to their farm.

The Department of Agriculture’s decision in 2020 to develop individualised reports that provide a TB herd risk category for farmers proved controversial, with the IFA describing the decision as a ‘fiasco’, claiming it was an attempt to “blacklist” farmers for events outside their control.


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