Events for November 2022

A national livestock standstill! What would this mean?

A key component of Australia’s national veterinary emergency disease plan (AUSVETPLAN) is an immediate national livestock standstill if an incursion of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is strongly suspected or confirmed in Australia.

If a national livestock standstill is called, it is not possible to move any animals that are susceptible to FMD off a property, or receive any of these animals onto a property, unless the animals were already on the road when the standstill was called, or a movement permit has been issued by the relevant state/territory authorities.

Further Information can be read by clicking on the following link https://animalhealthaustralia.com.au/national-livestock-standstill/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_9_2022_21_49_COPY_01)>

We strongly encourage all producers large or small to ensure that their NLIS database is up to date and current and that their biosecurity plan is up to date and in place on farm.

Should you have any concerns or questions please contact:
Local Lands Services - https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/
Department of Primary Industries - https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/
Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline - 1800 675 888
Meat and Livestock Australia - https://www.mla.com.au/
Integrity Systems - https://www.integritysystems.com.au/
Farm Biosecurity - https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/
⚠️ Foot and Mouth Disease ⚠️
We know many of you have questions and are seeking answers in regards to the current outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Bali and Indonesia and the potential impact it will have on Australia.
Whilst we do not have all the answers for you we do have the following tips that you as livestock producers can implement to reduce the risk of FMD entering your property.
💻 Update your LPA On farm Biosecurity plan
ℹ️ Ensure your NLIS database is up to date including P2P transfers - we strongly encourage you all to focus on ensuring that your NLIS database is up to date, this can be done by checking your inventory and ensuring all NLIS movements have been conducted and that the RFIDs that are on your database are on your farm.
⛔️Provide a visual reminder with Biosecurity signs at property entrances
🦠 Familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of FMD, report even the slightest concerns to your vet or the Emergency Animal Disease - EAD hotline 1800 675 888
🖊 Recording and restricting movement of visitors onto the farm, use farm vehicles for movement around the farm with Livestock agents, contractors etc
💦 Provide a boot washing facility or ensure visitors enter with clean footwear
✈️ Ask if visitors have been to Indonesia or Bali in the last month and had interactions with susceptible livestock, take adequate precautions if they answer yes

Should you have any further questions or concerns you can reach out to the following organisations:

Local Lands Services - https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/
Department of Primary Industries - https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/
Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline - 1800 675 888
Meat and Livestock Australia - https://www.mla.com.au/
Integrity Systems - https://www.integritysystems.com.au/
Farm Biosecurity - https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/