New partnership ensures strength in livestock biosecurity
AFTER a three-year pilot period, Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) is now a subsidiary of Animal Health Australia (AHA) starting a new phase of biosecurity educations and extension for the nation’s livestock industries.
The new partnership is also supported by LBN’s primary funder, Cattle Council of Australia and according to LBN interim chair Hamish Munro, is confirmation of the depth and quality of work undertaken by LBN during the three-year pilot period.
“LBN has made real inroads into better preparing Australia’s livestock industries to manage biosecurity risk,” he said.
“The transition to a subsidiary company of AHA will allow great opportunities and synergies, particularly for the beef cattle industry, but all mixed farming operations will benefit under the new partnership model.”
As a subsidiary of AHA, LBN will continue to work in collaboration with both industry and governments to ensure Australian livestock producers’ on farm biosecurity practices continue to provide the evidence that supports Australia’s strong global trading position.