Changes to Johnes Disease Management in Beef Cattle
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.
There are entry requirements for WA and NT for Johne’s disease for all cattle producers from SA. All producers who wish to access these markets should consider the changes carefully as some actions may be required to maintain this access.
For all producers (i.e. previous MAP, beef only, protected zone or area) who wish to transition to the J-BAS (Johne’s- Beef Assurance Score) the transitional period ends on June 30, 2017.
South Australian Producers who require further assistance or explanation of the changes can contact: Dr Jeremy Rogers on 08 8539 2110 or 0427 608 133 or Jeremy.Rogers@sa.gov.au