BVD Eradication Programme
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BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >
BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >
BVD Eradication Programme
Information on the compulsory phase of the Northern Ireland BVD virus eradication programme in 2016 more >

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Abattoirs Ban PI's from 1st May 2018

An agreement has been reached between the UFU and the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters' Association (NIMEA) to ban cattle Persistently Infected (PI) with BVD, born after 1st March 2016, from slaughter plants. The ban will come into effect at NIMEA abattoirs from 1st May 2018.

Until 30 April 2018, meat plants will accept PIs that are over 12 months of age on the day of slaughter.  PIs under 12 months of age should be humanely destroyed and if they are disposed of at Linergy or Foyle Proteins, one third will be taken off the disposal charge up to 1st May.

Animal Health and Welfare NI

Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) was formally launched in 2012. It is an industry-led, not-for-profit partnership between livestock producers, processors, animal health advisers and government. It is overseen by a board of directors. Its remit covers diseases and conditions of cattle which are endemic in Northern Ireland, but which are not currently subject to regulation or coordinated programmes of control. AHWNI seeks to benefit livestock producers and processors by providing the knowledge, education and coordination required to establish effective control programmes for non-notifiable diseases of livestock. The first of these programmes will address bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV). A programme on Johne’s disease is also under development.

 

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