The new regulations for the management of Bovine Johnes are in and we have until the middle of this year to implement our Bio Security plans.
For full information please use the following link and or contact your local Agricultural Dept or vet for support.
For those people who transport stock over the border into WA and NT please check on the new requirements for entering and exiting these states as they have some different requirements than the other states.
The above link has information that will point you in the right direction.
Those breeders that have in the past been involved in the National Johnes program check carefully the new score
system as depending on your situation you may with some quick action be able to improve your J-Bas score. Please look at the below link.
Along with the altering of the Bovine Johnes regulations the Cattle Health Statement has been upgraded to the National Animal Health Statement. National animal heath statements are a way for producers to provide information about the animal health status of their flocks and herds. Buyers should ask for a copy and use the information provided to determine the health risks associated with the animals offered for sale. Below is a link to the fillable PDF version of it.
The MLA has just recently put on line an article that is very informative which includes a webinar which explains the transition from CattleMAP (Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle) to the new J-BAS (Johne’s Bovine Assurance Score) for producers. Included in the article also is a very detailed biosecuity template for your property covering all animal species and on farm operations. Below is the link you need to view. Please copy it onto your search engine.