SVS Laboratories are open as per normal through the lock-down period!
18 August 2020
All of us at SVS Labs hope this message finds you well.
With the escalation of the Alert Level around Covid-19 we have understandably fielded enquiries as to whether we will be operating or not. MPI have confirmed that due to our surveillance role we are deemed to be an essential service. Our colleagues in SVS Supplies are able to tell us that courier systems will remain in place. We do note there has been a reduction to an overnight service in the Coromandel.
Like many of you we have taken the advised steps to reduce the density of people within the laboratory. We have some people working from home and have implemented measures such as split shifts. We have been testing our IT and phone systems for these steps and everything is good to go.
These steps have us as confident as we possibly can be that we will be able to provide an uninterrupted level of service to you. While there are likely to be some curve balls thrown that challenge us in that aim rest assured, we retain a strong focus on and pride in delivering the best service possible.
We will provide prompt information on any other developments that impact on how we work together.
We sincerely encourage you to continue to make contact with any questions you have, and we look forward to seeing you on the other side.
Take care and regards
BVD Beef Herd Programme
About 80% of beef herds have been exposed to BVD
Very few farms have conducted any monitoring
Most beef farms are in the dark on their status
BVD is having major effects on beef farming profitability through:
- Increased empty rates
- Increased time from calving to pregnancy
- Sickness and poor growth in young stock
Use the SVS Labs BVD Beef Programme at the time of pregnancy scanning.
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