Northern Ireland BVD Eradication Programme

The compulsory phase of a Northern Ireland BVD eradication programme began on 1st March 2016. The programme is based on testing ear punch samples collected using tissue sample-enabled official identity or management tags for BVD virus.

Participating farmers have access to the data recorded for their herd.  The database can be accessed through the “Log In to AHWNI” box above. Log in details are the same as those for your government gateway account used to access NIFAIS Online via DAERA Online Services.

How do I join the programme?

You join simply by ordering tissue sample tags from a designated tag supplier. As part of the tag order process you will be required to grant a number of permissions in relation to your herd data and results and undertake to comply with the programme guidelines.

Contact us

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.


Unit 49
Dungannon Enterprise Centre
2 Coalisland Rd
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6JT