National animal heath statements are a means by which producers can 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.
Agricultural Show societies require exhibitors to complete a declaration on the health status of animals participating in shows as part of showground biosecurity and the management of animal health. [Note: In March 2013 the Federal Council of Agricultural Societies agreed that the National Cattle Health Statement would become the Herd Health Status and Declaration Form for Shows and Sales for beef and dairly cattle.]
Beef cattle: Please use the National Cattle Health Statement
Dairy cattle: Please use the National Cattle Health Statement
Show societies that have exhibitors whose stock are part of an Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program (MAP Program) are required to have the showground facilities audited to ensure the biosecurity requirements of the MAP program are met.