BVD

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

A three-year programme, designed to control sheep scab in Northern Ireland has been launched this week. However, the man driving...

May 26, 2022

Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh are on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) alert. This follows an upsurge of the disease on farms...

May 23, 2022

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) has confirmed that additional Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) control measures are likely to be...

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

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

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

Northern Ireland’s movement ban on BVD Untested animals is set to come into effect this Wednesday (September 1). It follows...

August 30, 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

Animals not tested for BVD to be banned from NI abattoirs

Animals not tested for BVD to be banned from NI abattoirs

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has announced plans to ban BVD untested animals from slaughterhouses in a bid to crack...

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?

Maps showing the extent of Northern Ireland’s battle with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) have been published in a bid to...

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

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

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