Livestock Production Assurance program
LPA information can be found at: www.mla.com.au/meat-safety-and-traceability/red-meat-integrity-system/about-the-livestock-production-assurance-program/seven-lpa-requirements/biosecurity/
Johne’s Beef Assurance Score
J-BAS information can be found at: www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/jd-cattle-tools/
On-farm biosecurity templates
The following link provides a biosecurity plan template that can be used to develop an on-farm biosecurity plan that will meet the requirements of LPA (therefore automatically, J-BAS provided the JD section is completed):): www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Grazing-Manual-Biosecurity-Form.pdf
About Cattle Council of Australia (CCA)
CCA is the prescribed Peak Industry Council for the Australian Cattle Industry. It represents all Australian cattle producers to formulate policy and advocate for the betterment of the industry.
About Animal Health Australia (AHA)
AHA works in partnership with the Cattle Council of Australia and its members to keep Australia free of new and emerging diseases and to improve animal health, enhance market access and foster resilience and integrity of the Australian animal health system.
About Livestock Production Assurance (LPA)
The LPA program is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. It provides evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices when transferring livestock through the value chain.
Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS)
J-BAS is a risk profiling tool developed for use in the new approach to Johne’s Disease (JD) in beef cattle (otherwise known as BJD). It is meant to be used as a guide and producers should ask further questions about JD in the herd and on the property, rather than rely on the score alone.