Biosecurity Code for Northern Ireland farms

Part of: AFBI Cattle Health Scheme

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This Biosecurity Code for Northern Ireland farms, and guidance for official visitors to farm properties and recreational users of farmland, describes measures that can reduce significantly the risk of diseases spreading to farms.


There is a recognised need to maintain and improve the health and welfare status of our national herds and flocks.  This Biosecurity Code has been written as a means of achieving progress, with emphasis on the merits of sector-wide adoption of animal health plans.

Implementation of prudent measures suggested in this code can reduce significantly the risk of disease spreading to farms, and may also assist in reduction of existing disease.  This document is intended to provide a basic reference for the industry, but cannot address every eventuality.  If in doubt always consult your veterinary surgeon, or your local Divisional Veterinary Office. (See Annex 2 in the full report below for contact details).

The full report can be downloaded at the link below:

Farm biosecurity guidance