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FIT TO LOAD VIDEO FROM MLA:
Please pass on to clients and staff.  CLICK HERE

J-BAS and the Cattle Health Declarations. 2018:
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


ATTENTION ALL AGENTS AND LAND HOLDERS:
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.

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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DO YOU HAVE LIVESTOCK BUYER INSURANCE?
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.

ALPA 100 YEAR TIE, BOOK & MEMBER DIRECTORY:
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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


"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 HERE


NEW 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.

MLA FREE MARKET REPORT APP FOR MOBILES:
The app allows users to read the latest market news, customise searches for local and global market reports, and look up price and supply indicator graphs, download free to your mobile from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play, by searching "MLA market information".

OHS IN SALEYARDS:
Safety is everyones responsibility.
CLICK HERE for the guide.

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