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BVD
Independent Milk Laboratories (IML) to BVD test and store IHFA breeders BVD tissue tags for two years which can then be used for further testing.
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As part of the one island disease strategy Johnes testing will become part of the Red Tractor Scheme in Northern Ireland from 2020. 80% of herds in Northern Ireland are in this quality assurance scheme.
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This is a cost-effective mechanism to verify the sire of the offspring in cases where two or more breeding bulls are left run with the herd.  This test will provide a sire check and genomic value for the female progeny.
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Requirements for Imports: Females: 3 generation pedigree certificate from country of origin Males: DNA profile for all males plus 3 generation pedigree certificate from country of origin
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Each herdbook registered animal receives an original and individual certificate of his/her ancestry, extending back three generations.