THE Integrity Systems Company has today released a set of information to better equip Australian livestock producers, in the face of the growing threat of Foot & Mouth Disease incursion from Indonesia.
ISC’s set of tools reinforces messages about the important farm biosecurity practices livestock producers should have in place as a part of the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program, to help mitigate key biosecurity risks relating to animal health and disease.
With the recent outbreaks of FMD and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Indonesia, it is particularly important for livestock producers to understand their responsibilities, be vigilant and on the lookout, ISC’s chief executive Dr Jane Weatherley said.
“We encourage producers to review and update their farm biosecurity plan, and access and use the tools and resources available here to ensure they are prepared,” she said.
Click on the links below to access more information:
Foot and Mouth Disease – What producers need to know: To help address the concerns surrounding FMD and LSD outbreaks, MLA and ISC have prepared some resources for producers to best prepare.
Open borders and livestock standstills: With our borders now open and a heightened level of concern regarding biosecurity risks, it is important to understand the purpose of a livestock standstill.
Ensure your biosecurity plan is up-to-date: All LPA accredited producers must have an up-to-date biosecurity plan, to protect and uphold the safety and quality of our Australian red meat.