Livestock SA is seeking expressions of interest from interested stakeholders in the South Australian Beef Industry Blueprint development working group.
Livestock SA has welcomed recent changes announced as part of the ongoing development of the Livestock Production Assurance program, with a greater focus on biosecurity and animal welfare practices.
Livestock SA has welcomed the latest changes to the management framework of bovine Johne’s disease– with the Cattle Council of Australia Board amending current policy so beef herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 will now revert to a J-BAS 6 if no on-farm biosecurity plan is in place by July 1, rather than J-BAS 0.
The annual South Australian kangaroo survey began today, with an aerial count providing a snapshot of kangaroo populations across the state.
The Cattle Council of Australia Board has made an amendment to the current policy regarding the 1 July 2017 J-BAS changeover, following a high degree of concern for store sales scheduled for early July onwards as well as the need to help large numbers of producers get a biosecurity plan in place.
The amendment is that herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 will revert to a J-BAS 6 rather than J-BAS 0, if no on-farm biosecurity plan is in place by 1 July 2017. The focus remains the same – cattle producers across Australia are urged to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan, and are encouraged to treat JD as one of the many diseases they must manage within their business.
A Livestock Brands app will be released next month, it has been developed to better assist producers identify a brand and find, or report, a lost animal.
In this issue:
- Livestock SA welcomes Yorkey’s Crossing upgrade
- Brands app set to be launched
- SE industry show enthusiasm for Blueprint
- Producers encouraged to nominate for Livestock SA board
- Beef producers urged to implement on-farm biosecurity programs
- Q Fever research underway
- New CoR laws coming in 2018
- Secure your place in ASKBill
UPDATE: Beef herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 will now revert to a J-BAS 6 rather than J-BAS 0, if no on-farm biosecurity plan is in place by 1 July 2017.
There have been many changes to the national management of Johnes Disease in cattle. The new approach focuses on managing on-farm biosecurity risk, rather than controlling disease through regulation.
Cattle producers across Australia are being urged to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan by 30 June 2017 in order to take up the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) or maintain their current score.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator works with companies and operators in the logistics supply chain to help them understand their Chain of Responsibility obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law. New CoR laws recognise that everyone in the supply chain has a role to play in ensuring heavy vehicle safety. The NHVR, in conjunction with a number of industry associations, is delivering information sessions across the country to discuss the changes to CoR and ensure everyone has the information they need to be prepared.