IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to remove the pre-movement test for brucellosis which was the last remaining on farm required test for the disease. When combined with the cessation of herd testing, it is worth €6m in savings annually to farmers.
10 09 2015
MINISTER MUST REMOVE PRE-MOVEMENT TEST FOLLOWING NORTHERN IRELAND APPROVAL FOR BRUCELLOSIS-FREE STATUSAnimal Health
IFA’s Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said confirmation that Northern Ireland has achieved Brucellosis-free status from the EU Commission provides the basis for the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to remove the pre-movement test from animals over 24 months of age.