You have an important role to play in protecting your property and the entire sheep industry from biosecurity threats.
On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s sheep producers.
The manual provides a set of voluntary, cost-effective guidelines to help reduce the risk of disease entering a property, spreading through the livestock population, and/or being passed to surrounding livestock operations. It outlines recommended measures under five management areas: livestock; people, equipment and vehicles; feed and water; pests and weeds; management.
This easy to read brochure includes case studies to assist producers to develop practical, easy to implement workable practices to protect their investments. Five key management areas identified in the brochure are: farm outputs, farm inputs, people, vehicles & equipment, production practices and ferals, pests & weeds.
As a sheep farmer, the best way to protect yourself from biosecurity risks is to keep diseases, pests and weeds off your property. Always insist on a properly completed National Sheep Health Declaration and National Vendor Declaration when purchasing stock, offering sheep for sale, and when mandated by inter-state movement requirements.
The single biggest threat to the sheep industry’s sustainability is an outbreak of an emergency animal disease. For this reason, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia and WoolProducers Australia have put into place a series of animal health policies at both the state and national levels to guard against threats to the industry's biosecurity.
Australia’s National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) identifies animals so that we can trace them quickly if we need to. It applies to anyone with cattle, sheep, pigs or goats. If there is an outbreak of an emergency disease (for example foot and mouth disease), we can quickly trace back to identify animals that might already be infected, and trace forward to identify animals that are at the greatest risk of infection.
For more information see our Quick Guide to the National Livestock Identification System or read more about emergency animal diseases.
Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking to appoint two non-executive directors to its Board.
All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian red meat and livestock industry, strong business acumen and financial literacy.
For more info, please phone Tracie at Carnovale Recruitment on 0404 979 206 or visit mla.com.au/directorguidelines. Email applications to email@example.com. Closing date is on Friday 1 June 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
The Office of the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, Australian livestock industries and other animal health stakeholders are planning the inaugural Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) conference.
The Call for Abstracts is now open. Submit an abstract relating to the below categories by 4 June 2018. 1. Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship efforts 2. Potential Barriers to progressing AMS 3. Potential solutions to progressing AMS
Agriculture Victoria Chief Veterinary Officer Charles Milne said swill is the traditional name for any food waste containing meat or any other animal products or by-products, apart from Australian milk by-products, and swill feeding is supplying this food waste to pigs.
Sheep Producers Australia are looking to recruit an exceptional CEO to support them to be the leading supplier of lamb and sheepmeat to a world with growing demand for their premium product.
Applications close 9am Monday 4 June 2018 - https://t.co/iGn4FpClcB
‘Bee Prepared’ is part of a national biosecurity program designed to prepare Aus to deal with a potential Varroa mite outbreak. To continue protecting our borders from this pest members of the bee-keeping industry are completing an emergency simulation exercise in Orange tomorrow
We have some of the oldest grapevines in the world in #SouthAustralia 🍇 So help us keep our vines safe from pests like phylloxera and don't walk amongst our vines. Enjoy our wines, protect our vines. #vinehealth #aussiewine