VICTORIA’S peak farming body has launched its new Stock Sense project to help improve animal health, welfare and on-farm biosecurity in the state’s livestock industry.
VFF Stock Sense is open to all Victorian livestock farmers and peri-urban landholders.
The project provides access to a dedicated support team, important information and events to further establish the Victorian livestock industry as a leader in animal health, welfare and on-farm biosecurity, the VFF said.
VFF Livestock president Steve Harrison encouraged livestock farmers to participate in the initiative.
“The Stock Sense Project will work with Victorian livestock producers to adopt animal health and production practices that improve animal welfare and Victoria’s biosecurity status.
“We’re looking to engage with farmers to provide the best quality information such as preparing for and managing endemic and exotic diseases, biosecurity practices that protect your farm and the livestock supply chain as well as obligations and requirements for livestock ownership,” he said.
“This is a valuable resource for all Victorian cattle, sheep and goat producers and will help progress our industry as a leader in the areas of animal health, welfare and biosecurity.”
Stock Sense will also be holding a webinar on Tuesday 26 October at 12pm focussing on developing a biosecurity plan and the threat of an emergency animal disease outbreak to livestock producers. Producers are encouraged to attend. Click here for further information about the webinar and the project.
Stock Sense is funded by the Cattle Compensation fund and the Sheep and Goat Compensation fund and is delivered by the VFF Livestock Group.