Farm

Grant funding

We are currently delivering the ‘BVD Stamp It Out Scheme’

This is a grant funded scheme commisioned by DEFRA and facilitated by SAC.

For participating farmers, we have provided an initial BVD presentation at the surgery. We then go on to blood test 10-15 stirks aged between 9 and 12 months.

The results indicate whether there is a Persistantly Infected (PI) animal on the farm and if there is we will  do further tests on all young stock to find the PI’s.

The costs of the testing are covered by the scheme.

During 2019/2020  we have 40 farms involved  and have found a handful with BVD infection . After finding and removing the infected animal a BVD control policy is put in place.

Please contact the practice if you would like find out your BVD status

For more details please see : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-stamp-out-bvd-funding-for-farmers-in-england-announced

 

 

 

In this section:

Egremont Surgery
55 Main Street
Egremont
Cumbria
CA22 2DB

Tel: 01946 820312
Whitehaven Surgery
Preston Street
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 9DL

Tel: 01946 693303