Since 15 February 2012 The Netherlands is officially free of bluetongue type 8!

As of 15 February 2012, The Netherlands is officially free from bluetongue type 8. Once the bilateral certificates are adapted, this will facilitate the movement of livestock from the Netherlands to other countries. All Bluetongue type 8 restrictions on exporting breeding cattle from the Netherlands are lifted as of  this date.
Thursday, 16 February 2012