OHS IN SALEYARDS: J-BAS and the Cattle Health Declarations. 20/11/17: ATTENTION ALL AGENTS AND LAND HOLDERS: ANIMAL HEALTH STATEMENTS/DECLARATIONS: DO YOU HAVE LIVESTOCK BUYER INSURANCE? MLA NATIONAL GUIDE TO DESCRIBING LOW CONDITION CATTLE: ALPA 100 YEAR TIE, BOOK & MEMBER DIRECTORY:
A lot has been said about Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the Cattle Health Declarations lately. To help elevate some confusion here are some guidelines:
NVD waybills relate to food safety
Cattle Health Declaration (CHD) relate to animal health
They are two separate documents as they address two separate issues.
By having a CHD simply does not make the livestock eligible for some markets. It is the content referring to health status and mostly the J-BAS level that buyers want to know. If your vendors want to possibly receive full competition they should supply a fully completed and correct CHD.
Some markets (entry into Northern Territory) require a CHD, therefore it is preferred that agents tell their clients the benefits of sending in a CHD with their NVD. CLICK HERE
LPA ENHANCEMENTS/CHANGES AND J-BAS .THE FACTS:
WorkSafe have advised that they have become aware that cement pipes containing asbestos have been auctioned at farm clearing sales. Asbestos Cement (AC) Pipes were used in the 1940' to the 1980' for water mains. There are prohibitions on the sale, use or re-use and transport of Asbestos, breaches to this carry large penalties.
Asbestos information about the risks and requirements of working with or removing Asbestos can be found at,
http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/asbestos/pages/asbestos or CLICK HERE.
The National Cattle Health Declaration, National Goat Health Declaration and National Sheep Health Statement are all now available as fillable PDFs, in addition to printable versions.
This provides a more convenient way to share livestock health information. The new forms allow address details to be prefilled and the Declaration can be easily emailed to others. Buyers should always ask vendors for a Declaration so they can assess the health risks associated with animals for sale. It is hoped that the option of a fillable form will encourage more producers to use these documents to make informed purchasing decisions and prevent the introduction of disease into their herds.
Although completion of the Declaration is voluntary, once the Declaration has been signed, it becomes a legal document.
CLICK HERE for Animal health statements/declarations
BIOSECURITY LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK TO PROTECT NSW
The NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 was assented to in September 2015 and is expected to come into effect in 2017.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
NLIS CATTLE STANDARDS; June 2015; CLICK HERE
NLIS SHEEP & GOATS BUSINESS RULES. CLICK HERE
GRASS SEEDS IN SHEEP & LAMBS:
Grass seeds can cost producers and their sheep:
•seedy carcases are downgraded and can incur financial penalties
•seedy sheep have lower growth rates and fail to thrive
•seedy carcases can threaten market access.
Awareness of grass seeds and knowing how to manage them is essential to profitability. CLICK HERE
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STOCKINSURE has covered its members for buyer default now for many many years.
They have grown far beyond just butcher insurance.
ALPA Members can now get credit insurance cover under the “Stockinsure” scheme extending now to live exporters. Who wouldn't want that?
This has been in a response to demand from current ALPA Stockinsure members and has involved some interesting negotiations to get all three insurers on board.
It does not involve any increase in the levy rate payable by members.
The cover on live exporters now comes in addition to the existing cover on abattoirs, butchers, food processors and feedlotters.
This cover certainly helps you sleep at night knowing you are protected.
Call STOCKINSURE on 02 9252 7600.
A national guide to describing and managing beef cattle in low body condition has been released on the MLA website. CLICK HERE
Orders for hard copies via the MLA website or CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for order form.
NLIS SHEEP YEAR OF BIRTH TAG COLOURS:
2011 & 2019 is LIGHT GREEN
2012 & 2020 is PURPLE
2013 & 2021 is YELLOW
2014 & 2022 is RED
2015 & 2023 is SKY BLUE
2016 & 2024 is BLACK
2017 & 2025 is WHITE
2018 & 2026 is ORANGE
Some important changes being introduced to enhance and strengthen the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program.
Coming into effect from 1 October 2017, the changes will help to further safeguard Australia’s enviable status as a world leader in red meat safety, integrity and traceability.
The attached ALPA document gives you the facts on LPA and J-BAS Biosecurity Plans.
You can pass this on to your clients. CLICK HERE.
LPA & BIOSECURITY WORKSHOPS:
CLICK HERE to find a workshop near you.
"So God Made A Farmer"
The Super Bowl Commercial That Left America Speechless. CLICK HERE
AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK AT SALEYARDS AND DEPOTS:
The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines – Livestock at Saleyards and Depots have been developed and are pending endorsement from the Agriculture Ministers.
The proposed Saleyard Welfare Standards are intended to replace the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Animals at Saleyards, SCARM Report 31, CSIRIO Publishing, 1992.
The standards provide a basis for developing and implementing consistent legislation and enforcement across Australia. CLICK HERENEW WEBSITE HOME PAGE FOR NLIS www.nlis.com.au
MLA have changed the website to www.nlis.com.au
Please advise saleyards and your clients of this change.
CHECK OUT THE NEW MLA WEBSITE:
Livestock producers are encouraged to explore MLA's new website,.
Driven by levy payer feedback that the website should offer more producer resources, the first phase has seen a redesign with the focus on making it easier to navigate.
The site contains clear examples of levy investment streams, with a new look and feel, better navigation and additional resources.
The 2nd phase, to be introduced later this year, will see additional online tools and the ability for producers to view relevant information based on their location and farm type.
NLIS SHEEP LATEST NEWS BE WARNED OF PROSECUTIONS:
Producers must add on the LPA NVD for all non-vendor bred lines all other PIC's on tags on sheep in their consignment, or they risk possible prosecution and/or a fine. Agents who sell unidentified sheep on an NVD or untagged sheep also face the possibility of prosecution and/or fine.
If producers have put post breeder (pink) tags on the sheep, they must tick yes in the box provided below the sheep description box.
Please Remember, NO DETAILS ON NVD. NO TAG. NO SALE.
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J-BAS and the Cattle Health Declarations. 20/11/17:
ATTENTION ALL AGENTS AND LAND HOLDERS:
ANIMAL HEALTH STATEMENTS/DECLARATIONS:
DO YOU HAVE LIVESTOCK BUYER INSURANCE? MLA NATIONAL GUIDE TO DESCRIBING LOW CONDITION CATTLE:
MLA NATIONAL GUIDE TO DESCRIBING LOW CONDITION CATTLE:
ALPA 100 YEAR TIE, BOOK & MEMBER DIRECTORY:
Safety is everyones responsibility. CLICK HERE for the guide.