BVD KEY POINTS

BVD KEY POINTS

To avoid a backlog at BVD testing laboratories we would advise you give this matter your urgent attention

TEST YOUR HERD  

STORE AND BREEDING CATTLE

You must continue to test your herd every year using one of the approved testing methods, please be aware the number of testing options available has been reduced to three for herds with a ‘negative’ BVD status and two for herds with a ‘not negative’ status.

  • Do not move BVD virus positive animals other than directly to slaughter.
  • Do not move animals from a herd with a ‘not negative’ status unless individually tested for virus.
  • Test any animals you bring into your herd from an untested herd. Non-breeding herds Any calf that is born into the herd must be tested for BVD virus by ear tissue tag test within 40 days of birth, or before it is moved if this is sooner than 40 days from birth.
  • Cast Cows with a “Not Negative” Status can still be sold through the market as “Slaughter Only” with the relevant declaration form completed.