Payment for BVD calves

ICSA Suckler Chairman, Dermot Kelleher said that the compensatory payment for BVD positive calves in the suckler herd, was constructive.

ICSA Suckler Chairman, Dermot Kelleher said that the compensatory payment for BVD positive calves in the suckler herd, was constructive.

The payment of €100 applies to second and all subsequent calves in a herd that are culled. “The compensation will not be near the value of a suckler calf in most cases, but at least it recognises the impact of losing a quality calf in the current climnate,” he added.