Byer Koi Farm is a UK based, CEFAS authorised, koi farm. We breed our own koi from a small contingent of carefully chosen extremely high quality and large imported Japanese koi that we use as our brood stock.

Bio security is central to everything we do at Byer Koi Farm, and we operate a bio secure site. That means we have controls in place that help prevent serious fish diseases including notifiable diseases like KHV from entering our koi farming operations on site. And, as a CEFAS authorised koi farm we also host visits from CEFAS twice a year where they check for signs of notifiable diseases like KHV.  Every report has come back clear.

These bio security controls help to protect our brood stock, the koi we breed and the koi we sell.

Every year we add to our brood stock with new koi imported from Japan to keep our breeding lines in track with the latest developments from the master breeders in Japan.  All koi that enter our site in a self contained quarantine facility, where we stress test the koi together with a naive koi using the heat ramping technique with at least 2 cycles.

The quarantine process is stressful for the incoming koi, and I’m sure there’s been the odd one that has never forgiven me for it! But by taking great care to quarantine the very few koi entering our site, it helps to protect all the koi we breed and sell from our site.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our bio security or any other aspects of Byer Koi Farm.