THE sixth National BVD Survey is now live.

Farmers are encouraged to look out for survey forms in farming publications, to check their email or take a look at

The survey closes on January 31 and ten lucky entrants will be selected to win a Garmin Forerunner 45 smart watch worth £150.

Since the survey first began, there have been many changes when it comes to BVD control, which include that BVD eradication schemes exist in all parts of the UK; testing and surveillance options have improved; data showing herd BVD status are widely available; marts and auction houses support clear identification of stock.

The annual BVD Survey gathers information from all parts of the UK and all types of farming system to gain a snapshot of what producers are doing on their farm to control and eradicate this costly disease.

This information is then analysed and can be important when it comes to future policy.

So why not take a few minutes to take part and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Garmin smart watch.