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.
Exporting cattle to EU Member States with an approved BVD eradication programme or BVD free status
For more information on BVD requirements to export cattle to EU Member States with an approved BVD eradication programme or BVD free status click here.
Further information on exporting breeding / production cattle to EU member States direct from their premises of origin is here and from an Export Assembly Centre is here.
Guidance for authorised Private Veterinary Practitioners is here.
Establishment Free from BVD
If your herd meets the requirements of Establishment Free from BVD this will reduce the testing and quarantine which may otherwise be needed before exporting animals to an EU Member State with an approved BVD eradication programme, or BVD Free Status. Document EF1 explains the requirements of an Establishment Free from BVD. If you believe you meet these requirements you can apply for Establishment Free from BVD status using form EF2.