Workshops will equip producers
❝ It is vital they are given opportunities to gain the support needed ... — Howard Smith
A SERIES of workshops will be rolled out across Australia over the next two months to assist red meat producers in developing, implementing and maintaining on-farm biosecurity.
The workshops will be delivered by the Cattle Council of Australia and the Sheepmeat Council of Australia and are funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and Animal Health Australia.
The workshops are designed to directly engage with producers and provide on-the-ground support following the announcement of two significant changes to the management of on-farm biosecurity.
From October 1, sheep, goat and cattle producers will need to complete a Farm Biosecurity Plan to maintain or obtain accreditation under the Livestock Production Assurance program.
Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith said, “With the impending implementation of industry biosecurity changes, the impetus is on producers to manage biosecurity risks.
“It is vital they are given opportunities to gain the support needed to develop and implement their farm biosecurity plans in the time frames provided.”