TB MEETING TO BE HOSTED BY MONAGHAN ICSA

3 MAY 2019

Monaghan ICSA will host a farmers meeting with special guests from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine to discuss the current TB situation in Monaghan as well as proposals to reform the TB Eradication Programme. The meeting will take place in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan on Wednesday, 8 May. It will commence at 8pm and all farmers are invited to attend.

ICSA Animal Health & Welfare chair Hugh Farrell said, “Q1 figures for 2019 show that the Monaghan area continues to be problematic when it comes to TB. In Monaghan, the rate of reactors per 1,000 tests is 4.57, significantly higher than the current national rate of 1.48. ICSA are pleased to be welcoming senior officials from the department to Monaghan to assess the current situation and to debate the best way forward for the county.”

ICSA Monaghan chair Gareth Graham said, “I would encourage all local farmers to attend. The TB Forum is considering proposals to reform the TB programme. It is important for local farmers to hear about those proposals and have their say.”

Guest speakers for the evening is as follows:

Eoin Ryan

DAFM Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspector

Ruminant Animal Health Division

Peter Monaghan

DAFM Senior Veterinary Inspector, Cavan Office

Hugh Farrell

Chair of ICSA Animal Health & Welfare Committee

Eddie Punch

ICSA General Secretary

For enquiries, please call ICSA on 057 8662120 ICSA or Monaghan chair Gareth Graham on 087 9257531.

ENDS