€350,000 research fund for BVD warning system
Caitríona Morrissey
The project will combine animal health and national disease control experts and cutting-edge data analytics to BVD spread.
22 February 2023 Northern Ireland
NI round-up: crime rise, Labour overture and BVD
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
15 February 2023 Schemes
Significant increase in empty BVD tissue samples
The empty rate for the first six weeks of the year, at 1,416 samples, is running at 0.98%, compared to 765 empty samples or 0.81% of samples submitted in the corresponding period in 2022.
DNA calf registration can be scaled up – ICBF
Adam Woods takes a look at the results of the ICBF DNA pilot calf registration programme.
25 January 2023 Breeding & health
Cost of posting BVD samples to rise
An Post has previously advised AHI that it will retain envelopes with BVD samples where the correct postage has not been paid.
25 January 2023 News
Swift removal key to higher BVD compensation payments
The BVD Financial Supports Programme offers higher payments where beef calves, beef x dairy cross calves and dairy heifers are removed from the herd within 10 days of a positive/inconclusive BVD test
18 January 2023 Calves
Dairy management: January is the month for vaccines
With only weeks to go before the main calving season, Aidan Brennan goes through the key animal health tasks for dairy cows.
9 January 2023 Management
Dairy and beef farmers to receive €2.2m for BVD tag testing in 2023
The minister praised the significant efforts made by farmers in the past decade on BVD.
28 December 2022 News
UFU takes tough stance on new BVD rules
New legislation is being proposed which would give DAERA powers to restrict herds that do not test newborn calves for BVD.
28 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Over €2.2m for farmers to continue BVD tag testing in 2023
The funding will target breeding herds and in particular smaller breeding herds where the relative costs are the greatest.
28 December 2022 News
NI news round-up: Angus sale, sheep deadline and bird flu
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Jalex heifers eligible for export to ROI
Additional BVD testing means that the next sale of Jalex in-calf heifers on 28 December will be eligible for export to the Republic of Ireland.
14 December 2022 Northern Ireland