BVD tag scheme payment of €2/calf commences
Darren Carty
The payment is being paid on a maximum of 25 calves (€50 maximum payment) born in the herd between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023.
13 September 2023 Schemes
BVD tissue tagging looks set to continue for 2024
Tissue tagging will be required again for calves born in 2024 but there has been no confirmation of the decision and farm organisations want the cost of BVD sampling covered.
14 August 2023 News
BVD map: herds in border counties urged to be ‘especially careful’
While all herds must take precautions to safeguard against BVD, the chief executive of Animal Health Ireland has said that those along the border need to be “especially careful”.
New BVD controls to hit NI live exports
NI cattle that are vaccinated against BVD will be excluded from export to ROI from 2024.
26 July 2023 Northern Ireland
Slurry storage scheme sought by ICMSA in budget
The farm body has also called for the universal social charge (USC) to be abolished or reduced.
26 July 2023 News
BVD outbreak in Limerick herd claims ‘up to 15 cows’
It was examined if BVD infection of dairy cows allowed other diseases to take hold after a herd lost 15 cows around calving.
20 July 2023 News
Continuation of BVD testing on the cards
A marked increase in the number of persistently infected calves has been recorded this year, with numbers up 20% compared to 2022.
14 June 2023 News
US scientists breed BVD-immune calf
A gene-edited calf was born in the US with strong BVD resistance and it did not contract the virus after significant exposure.
15 May 2023 News
Double tissue tags could be rolled out this autumn
These tags have the potential to streamline the collection of tissue for BVD and genotype testing by taking both samples at tagging.
10 May 2023 News
Genotyping of calves 'a hugely important step' - ICSA
The scheme should prove very beneficial for farmers in deciding which animals to buy for further feeding, according to the ICSA.
10 May 2023 News
Beef Management: turnout, silage 2023 and fertiliser requirements
This week's Beef Management takes a look at getting fertiliser applications right, making good breeding decisions and advice on turnout.
19 April 2023 Management
‘Critical juncture’ for BVD eradication – McConalogue
There has been an emergence of a small number of local BVD clusters in recent weeks, with infection having spread between herds.
19 April 2023 News