Got a questionable reactor now what ?


Livestock Farmer
South Molton
Bugger. They don’t give up do they? 🙄

There are many parameters involved in the decision of one or two clear tests.

Our last two breakdowns were 1 clear test required.

If you want to know ring APHA speak to the duty vet. They will then explain the reason.

Going by hearsay of what happened on a neighbouring farm is not what may happen on own.


If anyone knows how TB rules work your a better person than me. We’ve been shut down since last July lost few had a clear test then lost again then clear. None of the 11 cows have had anything you can see in them or grow anything on the culture times. We lost a few last test they haven’t grown anything and we’ve only got to pass 1 test to go clear now.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...