There has been a massive uptake of the faecal sampling option under the BEEP-S scheme, with an increasing number of samples being returned on a daily basis. Once returned, samples are analysed for the presence of liver fluke and rumen fluke. We are currently working our way through returned samples and are expecting an increase in the numbers of samples returned between now and the closing date of November 1st. Our last day to order faecal sampling kits for the BEEP-S scheme will be Friday 23rd October at 5 PM. Kits can be ordered online at https://www.farmlab.ie/product/beep-scheme-kit/ .
Orders received before this date will be dispatched on Friday or the following Tuesday (Monday 26th is a Bank Holiday). Samples will be analysed as they are returned, however, customers should be advised that there will be a delay in the return of test results, due to the volume of samples being returned coming up to the deadline. We expect the minimum delay in the return of sample results to be 3-4 weeks, samples received before November 1st will be valid for compliance with the requirements of the BEEP-S scheme. Samples returned after this date will not be valid for compliance with the BEEP-S Scheme. Customers should ensure that samples are delivered in sufficient time to arrive in the laboratory before November 1st. We recommend that samples submitted by post are sent by courier or An Post’s Track and Trace service.