19/07/13: BVD Update

Over 90 per cent of farmers have tested for BVD in the first year of mandatory testing, which is an excellent result and tremendous progress in the on-going fight against BVD.
Reminder letters have been sent by Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) to farmers who have yet to test:

  • For those who have tested, please do not to worry, contact AHVLA (01292 291350) to inform that you have complied with the order and contact your testing laboratory to ensure your details have been recorded correctly on the BVD database.
  • For those who have not tested, again do not worry, please get in touch with your vet to make the necessary arrangements as soon as you can. If you do not require testing (e.g. a non-breeding herd) then please contact AHVLA (01292 291350) so your details may be updated accordingly.

For advice/guidance contact the BVD helpline help@scoteid.com / 0300 244 9823. The lines are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

19/04/2013: ScotEID UHF Livestock Technical Conference, Dingwall Mart, Scotland

ScotEID held an international conference on the practical use of UHF for cattle tag identification at Auchmore farm, Muir of Ord and at Dingwall market. The conference attracted speakers and visitors from around the world. A report on the conference and speakers is available on the link below. Papers presented at the conference will be e-mailed on request to help@scoteid.com.

Download the report

WYSIWYG EID for cattle: a ScotEID proposal
Strathcylyde University report on UHF transponders (security etc.)