• CHANGES to the licence for Bovidec, manufactured by C-Vet, should make vaccinating cows and heifers against Bovine Viral Diarrohea virus easier. Primary vaccination can now be done in yearling heifers and in cows between calving and seven days prior to conception. Booster vaccinations now only require a single injection instead of two.
• DIPLOID hybrid ryegrass Barsilo has been added to the NIAB recommended list following an appeal. It is the first of its type to be added to the list for 13 years, and follows Barcolte which was recently moved to the Outclassed category. *