A farmer had his penalty of one year’s full payment from the Beef Data and Genomics Programme overturned for failing to submit a BVD sample on time.

In 2017, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine notified the farmer that a penalty of one year’s full payment was applied due to non-compliance with a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) requirement set out in the BDGP terms and conditions. The farmer joined the BDGP for the period 2015-2020.