Wednesday 13 September, 2017

VFF helps livestock producers with new biosecurity requirements

The Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Health and Biosecurity program is on hand to help livestock producers in Victoria understand and implement the changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program.

Changes to the LPA program will take effect on Sunday 1 October 2017 and focus on animal welfare and biosecurity.

Livestock Health & Biosecurity VICTORIA (LHBV) are hosting a series of events around Victoria to ensure producers are across the changes and well equipped to develop biosecurity plans.

All LPA accredited producers will receive notification from Meat and Livestock Australia’s Integrity Systems Company about the changes and what it means for the industry.

Livestock producers are encouraged to attend one of following events:

  • Newstead Community Centre, Wednesday 20 September
  • Nullawill Recreation Reserve, Thursday 21 September
  • Horsham Golf Club, Monday 16 October

The LHBV team will also be available to answer questions at the Elmore Field Days.

More information about the changes to LPA can be found on the MLA website. Details about LHBV events and registration can be obtained at

A copy of the industry approved biosecurity template can be downloaded from the LHBV/biosecurity webpage

Media Contacts:
Catherine James, LHBV Project Manager, 0418 360 470
Jessica Purbrick-Herbst, VFF Engagement, 0448 010 918