'We need all Northern Ireland farmers to attend TB roadshows', says Ulster Farmers' Union

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is urging farmers across Northern Ireland to attend one of the bovine tuberculosis (TB) information roadshows being hosted by DAERA’s independent advisory body, the TB Eradication Partnership.

The roadshows are free to attend with no registration required. The first event will be held this Monday (24 October) at CAFRE’s Enniskillen campus.

The events provide the best opportunity for farmers to engage directly with DAERA, TBEP and industry representatives, on the approach being taken to eradicate the disease which has caused mental and financial devastation for farm families for decades.

Dates and venues, all beginning at 7.30pm:

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is urging farmers across Northern Ireland to attend one of the bovine tuberculosis (TB) information roadshows.

- 24 October, CAFRE campus Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

- 27 October, La Mon Hotel, Co. Down

- 2 November, CAFRE campus Loughry, Co. Tyrone

- 3 November, CAFRE campus Greenmount, Co, Antrim

- 9 November, Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh

- 10 November, the Royal Court Hotel, Co. Antrim

UFU president David Brown said: “I can’t stress enough how important it is for all farmers across NI to attend one of these TB information roadshows. Since Minister Poots published the revised TB strategy earlier this year, we’ve been pushing on with its implementation, engaging with DAERA officials and the wider industry. The roadshows are a big step forward and will provide details on where we are currently and what happens next.”

He added: “DAERA has a key role to play in all of this but so do NI farmers, and we need the roll out of a TB strategy that we fully understand and can help to deliver, so we can work together to eradicate TB from NI once and for all.”

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