BVD

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

NI BVD offenders to be prosecuted

NI BVD offenders to be prosecuted

Plans have been announced by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to take enforcement action against...

April 8, 2019

7,000 farms sign up to eradicate BVD in Wales

7,000 farms sign up to eradicate BVD in Wales

A meeting of the partners in the Wales-wide Gwaredu BVD programme has heard that 7,000 farms in Wales are now...

March 25, 2019

‘Stamp Out’ BVD campaign recruits 120 veterinary practices within 6 months

‘Stamp Out’ BVD campaign recruits 120 veterinary practices within 6 months

Within six months of launching, an initiative to “stamp out” BVD has signed up more than 120 veterinary practices across...

March 21, 2019

Number of cattle infected with BVD falls in Northern Ireland

Number of cattle infected with BVD falls in Northern Ireland

The number of animals Persistently Infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) in Northern Ireland fell by more than 200 in the...

January 9, 2019

Farmers hit BVD low risk status milestone, says UFU

Farmers hit BVD low risk status milestone, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says Northern Ireland’s farming industry has achieved a “significant milestone” in its BVD eradication efforts. it...

December 12, 2018

First NI farmer convicted for BVD-related movement offences

First NI farmer convicted for BVD-related movement offences

A Co. Fermanagh farmer has been convicted for three BVD-related offences in what has become the first conviction of its type...

November 14, 2018

All-Ireland maps show scale of work needed to tackle NI’s BVD problems

All-Ireland maps show scale of work needed to tackle NI’s BVD problems

BVD data from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland collated for the first time shows the stark contrast in...

October 19, 2018

England’s largest ever BVD scheme launches today – but what’s involved?

England’s largest ever BVD scheme launches today – but what’s involved?

A £5.7million funding package to help farmers across England tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) has been announced...

June 21, 2018

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

BVD cattle ban secured across NI abattoirs

BVD cattle ban secured across NI abattoirs

An agreement has been reached with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to ban persistently infected (PI) cattle from slaughter...

February 21, 2018

Further movement restrictions announced for BVD-status cattle

Further movement restrictions announced for BVD-status cattle

Animal Health and Welfare Northern Ireland (AHWNI) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs have announced further measures...

January 18, 2018