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What’s new with biosecurity?

Changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program require producers to have a biosecurity plan in place from 1 October 2017.  A farm biosecurity plan captures practices which reduce the risk of introducing or spreading disease, pests and weeds on…

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End of JBAS transition period

July 1st 2017 will see the end of Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (JBAS) transition period.  What this mean for producers with ‘beef only’ herds: A property with no biosecurity plan in place by the end of June 2017 will revert…

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Do you know what’s in your paddock?

Logs and weeds aside, the forgotten odds and sods in paddocks can cause you grief. Old paint cans, ash piles, oil filters, linoleum and batteries are just a few examples which are major causes of lead poisoning. Cattle are inquisitive…

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The Facts About Q Fever

Q Fever is on the rise. Despite rarely causing clinical disease in animals, Q Fever can be transmitted from infected animals to humans. Q Fever may be undiagnosed because it can have similar symptoms to the flu, such as muscle…

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