Biosecurity focus is the way of the future for livestock producers. A Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) has been developed to assist beef cattle producers in assessing the risk of Johne’s disease (JD) occurring in a heard.
Cattle producers across Australia are urged to implement an on–farm biosecurity plan in order to maintain their current J-BAS. J-BAS is managed by Animal Health Australia on behalf of the Cattle Council of Australia.
Farm biosecurity is critical in ensuring our properties and livestock are protected from the entry and spread of pest and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility and that of every person visiting or working on your property.
An on-farm biosecurity plan is a requirement for maintaining a Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and will be a requirement for the new Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program required from October 2017. The LPA program is designed to ensure the Australian red meat and livestock industry maintains its global reputation as a world leader in food safety, integrity and traceability.