Johne’s Disease myths to be busted at Edenhope event

Sheep Central, July 4, 2018

JOHNE’S Disease myths will be busted and the current trading situation for sheep and cattle across the Victoria-South Australia border will be outlined at a Stock Sense event in Edenhope next month.

The free livestock health and biosecurity event in Edenhope on August 2 is being delivered by industry exports and the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group.

Veterinarian Dr Patrick Kluver will bust the myths about Johne’s disease at the event and give an update on the current trading situation for sheep and cattle across the Victoria-South Australia border.

“Being a producer on the border can cause confusion when it comes to trading stock and the implications of Johne’s disease.

“I’ll be clearing up some questions at the Edenhope event, particularly in light of the recent review of the National Ovine Johne’s Disease Management Plan,” said Dr Kluver.

“It is important for producers to remember that Johne’s disease can be managed effectively with other endemic disease rather than having its own management plan,” he said.

Speakers will also include Harrow sheep producer Michael Craig from Tuloona Pastoral discussing how biosecurity adds value to his enterprise.

Other topics will include preparing for a Livestock Production Assurance program audit, the role of new electronic National Vendor Decelerations throughout the supply chain and more.

The event will be held at the Edenhope Football Club from 9.30am to 1pm on Thursday August 1. For a detailed program and to register visit or contact 1300 020 163 or [email protected].

The Stock Sense event aimed to help livestock owners adopt animal health and production practices that improve profitability, animal welfare and Victoria’s biosecurity status. The producer-led extension programs are funded by the cattle, sheep and goat compensation funds and delivered by VFF Livestock.

Source: VFF.


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