Welcome to BVD Free New Zealand
BVD Free Challenge 2019 "What would you do with $4,000?"
Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is an infectious cattle disease that costs New Zealand's 25,000 beef farmers and 12,000 dairy farmers more than $150 million per year in direct production losses or about $4,000 per farm. Several European countries have already successfully eradicated the disease bringing big benefits to their cattle industries.
From February 1st 2019, the BVD Free New Zealand project is challenging farmers and veterinarians across the country to get involved in determining how much impact BVD control could have on their herds. The "BVD Free Challenge 2019" includes a number of challenges designed to help farmers build and budget in BVD management plans for their herd while in turn helping to build the business case for permanently eradicating BVD from New Zealand.
Every challenge completed before 31st December 2019 will earn additional entries into the cash prize draw with prizes worth a total of $15,000! Signup here to receive our E-mail Newsletter announcing upcoming challenges.
"We have the tests. We have the tools. What are we waiting for?"