Beef Farmers, are you ready for the upgrades to the Livestock Production Assurance program?

Australia has a strong global reputation for quality, integrity, food safety and traceability. This reputation is built on best-practice on farm management of biosecurity, welfare and animal records.

From 1st October, upgrades to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program come into effect to strengthen this reputation, and ensure that Australia’s beef industry continues to exceed to stringent expectations of our export markets. Producers who currently hold or wish to apply for accreditation must meet strict standards, including:

 

  • assessing risks on farm
  • treating animals safely and responsibly
  • managing pasture and fodder treatments
  • preparing animals for dispatch
  • documenting livestock transactions and movements
  • maintaining biosecurity practices
  • adhering to animal welfare practices.

From 1st October, this will including have a general Farm Biosecurity Plan in place. Warrnambool Veterinary and Apiam Animal Health have produced a a Biosecurity Folder and templates are available, or producers may elect to undertake the Australian Cattle Veterinarians BioCheck® service, available through Warrnambool Veterinary.

Keen to know more?

Join us for a lunch on Monday, 11 September to learn about the new requirements and developing a farm biosecurity plan from Dr Dave Beggs, developer of the BioCheck® program.

  • Date: Monday 11 September 2017
  • Time: 12 noon to 1.30 pm, Monday, 11 September 2017
  • Venue: Warrnambool Veterinary Conference Room, 514 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool
  • Lunch from 12 noon with talks to commence at 12.30 pm.
  • RSVP by 5 pm on Thursday, 7 September 2017 to 5561 7666, farmdesk@wvc.com.au or on the Warrnambool Veterinary Farm Desk Facebook page.

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