BVD Free Challenge 2019

Join the BVD Free Campaign 2019

Challenge 1: Have Your Say Survey

Tell us how you manage BVD.

Challenge 2: Build a BVD Plan

Use our tools to build a BVD plan.

Challenge 3: Test Calves at Weaning

Help us determine if screening tests can be used on calves at weaning.

Challenge 4: Review the Business Case

Test our BVD simulation model online.

Challenge 5: Share Your Lab Samples

Testing cattle for BVD virus?

Challenge 1: Have Your Say Survey


To understand what strategies New Zealand farmers and veterinarians currently use to manage BVD in their cattle herds and to gauge the level of support for different measures that can be taken to control BVD at the national level.


Open 1st February 2019 to 31st May 2019 EXTENDED!!


Completing the survey will earn 1 entry into the prize draw.  Earn a bonus entry by registering on the BVD Free website and creating a map point to tell New Zealnd why you're behind BVD Free.


  • Veterinarians must be registered to practice with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ)
  • Farmers must  own or manage cattle  herds that are registered in the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system.  This includes commercial dairy herds, commercial beef herds, graziers, heifer rearers, and lifestyle block owners.


Separate surveys have been created for farmers and veterinarians. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  At the end of the survey, you will be given the option to create an account on the BVD Free website to be entered into the prize draw and track your challenge entries.  Click on the appropriate survey link below to begin.


Why is this research important?

Over the next few months, we will be developing and running different national BVD control  scenarios through our computer simulation models to determine the relative cost-effectiveness of each approach. The information from this survey will help us better gauge how much industry is currently investing in BVD control each year under the current voluntary control situation and what measures would be supported as part of national control.

Information Sheet

Summary details about the 'Have Your Say Survey' Challenge can be found by downloading the Information Sheet below.

Download Information Sheet