All sale bulls are vaccinated for Vibriosis and Pestivirus (BVDV). Please note that any bull purchased from Merlewood Angus will be due his Vibrovax and Pestiguard annual booster in January of each year. These are important annual vaccinations (one shot booster) to ensure continued immunity against both the reproductive diseases of Vibriosis and Pestivirus respectively.
All our bulls receive 7-in-1 vaccination at weaning with their annual booster being administered pre-sale. Please note that any bull purchased from Merlewood Angus is due his 7-in1 vaccination (one shot booster) in March of each year.
All cattle at Merlewood Angus are drenched on an as-need basis and we practice drench rotation as well as carrying out random worm count sampling.
During the review and transition period of the Bovine Johnes Disease Market Assurance Program to the new Johne’s Beef Assurance Score system (J-BAS) for beef cattle, Merlewood Angus continued to employ the same practices and procedures as our MN2 accreditation certificate number V787 required. We are now pleased to announce that in accordance with the new accreditation system, Merlewood Angus cattle are J-BAS 8. This means that in addition to the implementation of our biosecurity plan, we will continue with our yearly vet audits and our animals will be blood-tested every three years in accordance with industry best practice. Please click here insert link here to pdf file to review our current Biosecurity dated 18 April 2017 with our last blood-testing being carried out in May of 2017.