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Sheepmeat Council : Sheepmeat 2012
Animal Control Technologies Australia Pty Ltd Phone: 03 9308 9688 Fax: 03 9308 9622 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Further information at www.animalcontrol.com.au Excellence in Pest Animal Management Trusttheprovenperformer Econobait FOXOFF® FOXOFF® · Foxes destroy livestock · Foxes destroy native wildlife · Foxes destroy your profits · IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT! FOXOFF FOXOFF FOXOFF is a restricted agricultural product and is ONLY available from approved suppliers: VIC: Accredited Rural Merchants NSW: Regional LH&PA Offices QLD: Local Government Pest Officers SA: Natural Resources Mngmt Board WA: Approved Rural Merchants NT: Approved Rural Merchants Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for sheep on-farm. The key issues are: achieving national harmonisation for the legislation across all States and Territories; and, reaching practical animal health and welfare outcomes for all sheepmeat producers. National Livestock identification System Sheepmeat Council continues to work with the State and Territory Governments to reinforce producer needs, especially the development of programs which are practical and cost effective. The focus has been on improving the current visual tag system and the accurate completion of national vendor declarations. As a member of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) sheep and goat advisory committee, Sheepmeat Council is involved in the development of proposals to improve traceability of sheep based on the industry Government agreement on a visual mob based system. Traceability is critical to market access both in domestic and export markets. Land Transport Standards Become Law Sheepmeat Council committed significant resources over many years to ensure favourable outcomes for sheep producers in the revision of the Livestock Transport Codes of Practice into Standards and Guidelines. Since completion of the Standards and Guidelines for Land Transport, Sheepmeat Council has lobbied on behalf of industry for nationally consistent implementation of the standards into legislation across all states and territories. Achieving national consistency for the Standards on farm and in land transport means that sheep can be moved anywhere in Australia without being affected by different state animal welfare laws. Implementation of the Land Transports Standards into legislation is to be rolled out from 1 July 2012 onwards. Exotic Disease Preparedness Protecting Australia’s sheepmeat industry from exotic diseases that will have a significant welfare, production and trade impact is a high priority for Sheepmeat Council. The release of a report in November 2011 entitled “Australia’s Preparedness for Foot and Mouth Disease” has instigated a significant amount of work in this area. Sheepmeat Council is negotiating strongly on behalf of the sheepmeat industry around policy decisions on the use of FM D vaccine during an outbreak, livestock and commodity movement controls, and training sheepmeat industry representatives for an emergency animal disease response. Sheepmeat Council will continue to work in this area over the following year to improve the industries preparedness.