BVD

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

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

BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

Farmers are well aware of the rigorous and ongoing testing of calves for the presence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)...

May 17, 2021

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications NI BVD programme

New EU Animal Health Law to have implications 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

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) needs to better communicate the changes in the updated Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) protocols – and...

March 4, 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

Beating BVD: ‘Clear info not being given’ to farmers with PIs

Beating BVD: ‘Clear info not being given’ to farmers with PIs

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “failing to give clear information” to farmers who have persistently infected...

February 21, 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

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

Some key messages have been outlined for Irish farmers on the issue of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) for 2021 by...

January 19, 2021

Continuation of supports for eradicating BVD confirmed for 2021

Continuation of supports for eradicating BVD confirmed for 2021

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today (Wednesday, December 23) outlined continued supports for the fight against...

December 23, 2020

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

The issue of delays in relation to the delivery of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) samples sent by farmers to labs...

December 10, 2020

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

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

All imported livestock must be BVD tested – Farrell

All imported livestock must be BVD tested – Farrell

Ireland needs to close off all weaknesses in its BVD eradication programme as soon as possible so that the need...

June 11, 2020