BVD Eradication Scheme

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has said that cattle moving to the Republic...

December 15, 2021

Movement of untested BVD cattle to be prohibited in UK

Movement of untested BVD cattle to be prohibited in UK

Members of the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (FQAS) have been reminded to ensure all animals...

August 23, 2021

Number of older cattle in NI with no BVD status halves in a year

Number of older cattle in NI with no BVD status halves in a year

The number of older cattle in Northern Ireland that do not have a BVD status has halved in the space...

May 21, 2021

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications on NI BVD programme

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications on NI BVD programme

The EU’s new Animal Health Law, which brings Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) into legislation for the first time, will have...

April 21, 2021

Risk of losing Quality Assurance leads to ‘significant drop’ in BVD animals in NI

Risk of losing Quality Assurance leads to ‘significant drop’ in BVD animals in NI

The number of herds in Northern Ireland retaining BVD PI animals has “fallen dramatically” since toughened eradication measures were introduced...

November 30, 2020

Farmers still trying to rear BVD positive calves despite 80% failing

Farmers still trying to rear BVD positive calves despite 80% failing

A number of Northern Irish farmers have been enquiring about the best way to rear BVD persistently infected (PI) calves...

March 8, 2018

May too soon for BVD deadline, FFA warns

May too soon for BVD deadline, FFA warns

A farming lobby body in Northern Ireland has said that the May deadline is too early for the slaughter of...

February 22, 2018

North’s incentivisation scheme for the removal of BVD-infected calves to close

North’s incentivisation scheme for the removal of BVD-infected calves to close

The incentivisation scheme in Northern Ireland – aimed at the removal of animals persistently infected by BVD – is soon...

September 21, 2017