National Beef Welfare Scheme (NBWS)

We provide sampling kits for the IBRgE testing part of the National Beef Welfare Scheme. You must arrange for your veterinary practitioner to take the blood samples.  You can order your testing kit here.

Please find below details and links to information on the scheme.

National Beef Welfare Scheme – Terms and Conditions

Guide for Individuals to access National Beef Welfare Scheme (NBWS) online application facility

Teagasc information and podcast on the scheme

Apply for the scheme here

• Applications can only be made using the online facility at either by the
applicant themselves or by an approved FAS advisor authorised to act on their behalf.
Applicants not already registered for the Department’s online services will need to
register first at
• Application opening date is 02 August 2023.
• Application closing date is 12 September 2023 at 23.59 hrs. Note there is no late
application period due to the necessity for farmers to have actions undertaken in
advance of 1 November 2023.
• Applicants must ensure their application is correct as errors and omissions cannot be
rectified afterwards.
• Applicants (or FAS advisors authorised to act on their behalf) need to ensure they click
the “submit” button to actually submit their application prior to exiting the system.
Failure to click on the “submit” button will mean your application has NOT been


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