On 1st March 2016, DAERA introduced legislation which requires herd keepers to tag and test all newborn calves for BVD.
This legislation is being implemented on a day-to-day basis by the industry body Animal Health and Welfare Northern Ireland (AHWNI).
For further information, please refer to the AHWNI website.
The BVD PI Removal Incentivisation Scheme
The BVD PI Removal Incentivisation Scheme which will be delivered in partnership between AHWNI and the LMC is open for claims from Wednesday 8 February 2017. The Incentivisation Scheme aims to encourage farmers to dispose of BVD infected calves as soon as possible.
Farmers who may have an eligible animal will receive a claim form from AHWNI. The form must be completed and sent back to LMC. All details as to eligibility and how to claim are included in the guidance.