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Testing deadline approaches for Johne’s 7-8 score herds

Beef Central, 11 April 2018

Under the new framework for managing Johne’s disease (JD) in beef cattle, producers nationwide have until 30 June 2018 to conduct their first laboratory test if they wish to maintain a Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) of 7 or 8 for their herd

Preparation for a major disease outbreak on track: CSIRO scientist

Beef Central, 06 November 2017

A group of Australian scientists recently met in Canberra at a workshop hosted by Animal Health Australia to discuss the work being undertaken to prepare Australia for a major disease outbreak like Foot and Mouth Disease. 

BJD: What has changed, what hasn’t, and where to from here?

Beef Central, 11 August 2016

Alex McDonald, who has represented the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association on BJD issues since 2000, breaks down what recent changes to Johne’s management in Australia mean.

International report confirms Australia’s world leading animal health and biosecurity status

Beef Central, 30 May 2016

An evaluation of Australia’s veterinary services by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) found Australia’s reputation as a leader in animal health and biosecurity systems is justified.

MLA disease report: Is the Johne’s pain worth it?

James Nason, 29 June 2015

A new report ranking Australia’s highest impact cattle diseases has raised further questions about the justication of policies which aim to eradicate Bovine Johne’s Disease.

National BJD Forum told: ‘We need a program that doesn’t destroy people’

James Nason, 17 February 2015

Changes to national Bovine Johne’s Disease management policies could be in place by January next year if a formal review process goes to plan.

National BJD Forum: Deregulation call dominates submissions

James Nason, 16 February 2015

The vast majority of written submissions lodged ahead of today’s national Bovine Johne’s Disease forum in Sydney argue for deregulation of national BJD management and better compensation for producers affected by existing control measures.

BJD National Forum – submissions now open

Beef Central, 14 January 2015

Cattle industry stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their views on how Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) should be managed in Australia ahead of a key industry forum to be held in Sydney next month.