BVD

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

January 18, 2022

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

December 15, 2021

NI’s ban on BVD untested animals to begin on Wednesday

NI’s ban on BVD untested animals to begin on Wednesday

August 30, 2021

Movement of untested BVD cattle to be prohibited in UK

Movement of untested BVD cattle to be prohibited in UK

August 23, 2021

Animals not tested for BVD to be banned from NI abattoirs

Animals not tested for BVD to be banned from NI abattoirs

July 26, 2021

Bold plans laid out to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031

Bold plans laid out to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031

The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among...

July 13, 2021

NI BVD maps: Where is your nearest PI animal?

NI BVD maps: Where is your nearest PI animal?

July 9, 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

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

April 21, 2021

Research shows evidence of carryover of BVD infection in NI

Research shows evidence of carryover of BVD infection in NI

Industry research in Northern Ireland has suggested the continued emergence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) in 2021 is evidence of...

February 25, 2021

BVD inspections ‘step in the right direction’

BVD inspections ‘step in the right direction’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed new inspections to crack down on BVD animal retention as a “step in the...

January 25, 2021

New inspections to check isolation of BVD animals in NI

New inspections to check isolation of BVD animals in NI

New, unannounced inspections to check that Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) positive animals are being isolated are set to begin in...

January 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

Free BVD testing to be extended until 2021 in Wales

Free BVD testing to be extended until 2021 in Wales

Free BVD (Bovine viral diarrhoea) testing for cattle farmers in Wales has been extended until March 31, 2021. The testing,...

July 7, 2020

Number of BVD PI cattle retained falls below 200 in NI for the first time

Number of BVD PI cattle retained falls below 200 in NI for the first time

The number of retained BVD-positive animals in Northern Ireland has fallen below 200 for the first time. Figures from July...

July 3, 2020

427 BVD positive cattle recorded in Northern Ireland in November

427 BVD positive cattle recorded in Northern Ireland in November

As many as 427 BVD positive animals have been retained across 283 Northern Ireland herds, despite mounting pressure to rid farms of...

November 23, 2019

Calls for changes to Farm Quality Assurance to ramp up NI’s BVD eradication efforts

Calls for changes to Farm Quality Assurance to ramp up NI’s BVD eradication efforts

Two major Northern Ireland industry bodies are calling for amendments to the Farm Quality Assurance Scheme to speed up efforts...

September 9, 2019

A simple milk sample can provide a world of information for dairy farmers

A simple milk sample can provide a world of information for dairy farmers

Gone are the days when a milk sample could provide dairy farmers with information on Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and...

April 14, 2019