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JD in cattle case studies/scenarios

Below are some state-by-state scenarios outlining what the Western Australia and Northern Territory entry requirements mean for producers looking to sell cattle into these states.

Selling cattle to Western Australia

SCENARIO ONE: Qld beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to WA

Wallace is a cattle producer from northern Qld. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in WA.

Wallace was not part of the previous CattleMAP system. Under the transitional arrangements and the new approach his herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Wallace will need to implement a biosecurity plan on his property by 30 June 2017. He will then need to engage with his preferred private veterinarian and undertake a Check Test of his herd (with negative results) by 30 June 2018. A Check Test will be required every three years after this to retain his J-BAS 7 status.

For entry of his cattle to WA, he will need to maintain the J-BAS 7. He will need to engage with his preferred private veterinarian and will also require a negative property Check Test within 12 months prior to movement. Wallace will need to provide a completed LB1 Form at least three days before the cattle cross into WA.

On the LB1 form, Wallace will have to declare that his cattle have been born and raised only on eligible properties in Qld or the NT. If dairy or dairy cross cattle have grazed on the property in the past 24 months it may not be eligible.

Wallace must also declare on the LB1 form that his cattle are not from a herd infected or suspected to be infected with Johne’s disease, have not had contact with cattle of a lower Johne’s disease status and have ONLY grazed with eligible cattle

Wallace should continue to monitor entry requirements for WA via the Department of Agriculture and Food WA website.

 

SCENARIO TWO: Victorian stud breeder Don, his herd was formerly a CattleMAP herd, looking to transfer bulls into WA

Under the new approach, Don’s previous CattleMAP herd has transitioned to a J-BAS 8. He will need to do three-yearly Check Tests and have an annual review of his property biosecurity plan by a veterinarian, to maintain this score.

However, to access WA Don will need to meet their entry requirements for JD, as well as other diseases. This means that Don will have to ensure his herd has a history of three negative Sample Tests and triennial negative property Maintenance Tests (a variation of the Check Test).

If the herd had a MN3 status under the previous CattleMAP Don’s cattle would be eligible for import into WA provided the status is maintained.

Don will need to provide a completed LB1 Form at least three days before the cattle cross into WA. He will have to declare that his cattle have not had contact with cattle of a lower Johne’s disease status.

Don should continue to monitor entry requirements for WA via the Department of Agriculture and Food WA website.

 

SCENARIO THREE: NT beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to WA

Courtenay is a cattle producer from the Northern Territory. She is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in WA.

Courtenay was not part of the previous CattleMAP system. Under the transitional arrangements and the new approach her herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Courtenay will need to implement a biosecurity plan on her property by 30 June 2017. She will then need to engage with her preferred private veterinarian and undertake a Check Test of her herd (with negative results) by 30 June 2018. A Check Test will be required every three years after this to retain her J-BAS 7 status.

For entry of her cattle to WA, she will need to maintain the J-BAS 7, and will require a negative property Check Test within 12 months prior to movement. Courtenay will need to provide a completed LB1 Form at least three days before the cattle cross into WA.

Courtenay will have to declare on the LB1 that her cattle have been born and raised only on eligible properties. If dairy or dairy cross cattle have grazed on the property in the past 24 months it may not be eligible.

Courtenay must also declare on the LB1 form that her cattle are not from a herd infected or suspected to be infected with Johne’s disease, have not had contact with cattle of a lower Johne’s disease status and have ONLY grazed with eligible cattle.

Courtenay should continue to monitor entry requirements for WA via the Department of Agriculture and Food WA website.

 

SCENARIO FOUR: SA beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to WA

John is a cattle producer from SA. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in WA.

John was not part of the previous CattleMAP system. Under the transitional arrangements and the new approach his herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this John will need to implement a biosecurity plan on his property by 30 June 2017. He will then need to engage with his preferred private veterinarian and undertake a Check Test of his herd (with negative results) by 30 June 2018. A Check Test will be required every three years after this to retain his J-BAS 7 status. In order for John to go up to a J-BAS 8 he will have to have a sample test performed and the triennial Check Test.

For entry of his cattle to WA, he will need to progress to a J-BAS score of 8 first. In addition to this John will need to have a second sample test performed and a negative property Maintenance Test (a variation of the Check Test) performed biennially after the last Sample Test. John will need to provide a completed LB1 Form at least three days before the cattle cross into WA.

John will have to declare on the LB1 form that his cattle have been born and raised only on eligible properties in SA. If dairy or dairy cross cattle have grazed on the property in the past 24 months it may not be eligible.

John must also declare on the LB1 form that his cattle are not from a herd infected or suspected to be infected with Johne’s disease, have not had contact with cattle of a lower Johne’s disease status and have ONLY grazed with eligible cattle.

John should continue to monitor entry requirements for WA via the Department of Agriculture and Food WA website.

 

SCENARIO FIVE: NSW beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to WA

Kate is a cattle producer from NSW. She is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in WA.

Kate was not part of the previous CattleMAP system. Under the transitional arrangements and the new approach her herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Kate will need to implement a biosecurity plan on her property by 30 June 2017. She will then need to engage with her preferred private veterinarian and undertake a Check Test of her herd (with negative results) by 30 June 2018. A Check Test will be required every three years after this to retain her J-BAS 7 status. In order for Kate to go up to a J-BAS 8 she will have to have a sample test performed (negative result)

For entry of her cattle to WA, Kate will have to progress to a J-BAS score of 8.  In addition to this Kate will need to have a second sample test performed and maintain a negative property Maintenance Test (a variation of the Check Test) performed biennially after the last Sample Test. Kate will need to provide a completed LB1 Form at least three days before the cattle cross into WA.

She will have to declare on the LB1 that her cattle have been born and raised only on eligible properties in NSW. If dairy or dairy cross cattle have grazed on the property in the past 24 months it may not be eligible.

Kate must also declare on the LB1 form that her cattle are not from a herd infected or suspected to be infected with Johne’s disease, have not had contact with cattle of a lower Johne’s disease status and have ONLY grazed with eligible cattle.

Kate should continue to monitor entry requirements for WA via the Department of Agriculture and Food WA website.

Selling cattle to the NT

SCENARIO SIX: Qld beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to NT

Luke is a beef producer from central Qld. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in NT. Luke was not part of the previous CattleMAP system. To continue to trade with the NT after 1 July 2017 Luke needs to retain a J-BAS of6.

Under the transitional arrangements and the new system Luke’s herd has transitioned to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Luke will need to implement a biosecurity plan by 30 June 2017, engage with his preferred private veterinarian to oversee the plan and ensure his herd undertakes a Check Test with negative results by 30 June 2018. He will then need to repeat the Check Test every three years after.. If Luke does not wish to undertake Check Testing or utilise a veterinary advisor to supervise his farm Biosecurity Plan, he can maintain a score of 6 by implementing his own biosecurity plan before 30 June 2017. This will also allow Luke to sell cattle into NT, as long as he completes a National Cattle Health Declaration and declares that his cattle have been free from Johne’s Disease for the preceding 5 years.,

Luke should continue to monitor entry requirements for the NT via the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT website.

 

SCENARIO SEVEN: NSW beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to NT

Malcolm is a beef producer from NW NSW. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in NT. Malcolm was not part of the previous CattleMAP system.

Under the transitional arrangements and the new system Malcolm’s herd has transitioned to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Malcolm will need to implement a biosecurity plan, engage with his preferred private veterinarian to oversee the plan and ensure his herd undertakes a Check Test with negative results by 30 June 2018. He will then need to repeat the Check Test every three years after this to retain a  J-BAS of 7. If Malcolm does not wish to undertake Check Testing or utilise a veterinary advisor to supervise his farm Biosecurity Plan, he can maintain a score of 6 by implementing his own Biosecurity Plan before 30 June 2017.

To continue to sell cattle into the NT, Malcolm will need to maintain at least a J-BAS 6 status. He will have to complete a National Cattle Health Declaration and will have to declare that his cattle have been free from Johne’s Disease for the preceding 5 years.

Malcolm should continue to monitor entry requirements for NT via the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT website.

 

SCENARIO EIGHT: SA beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to NT

Fred is a beef producer from the pastoral region of SA. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in NT. Fred was not part of the previous CattleMAP system.

Under the transitional arrangements and the new system Fred’s herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Fred will need to implement a biosecurity plan, engage with his preferred private veterinarian to oversee the plan and ensure his herd undertakes a Check Test with negative results by 30 June 2018. He will then need to repeat the Check Test every three years after this to retain his J-BAS 7 status. If Fred does not wish to undertake Check Testing or utilise a veterinary advisor to supervise his farm Biosecurity Plan, he can maintain a score of 6 by implementing his own Biosecurity Plan before 30 June 2017.

To continue to sell cattle into the NT, Fred will need to maintain at least a J-BAS of 6. He will have to complete a National Cattle Health Declaration and will have to declare that his cattle have been free from Johne’s Disease for the preceding 5 years.

Fred should continue to monitor entry requirements for the NT via the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT website.

 

SCENARIO NINE: WA beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to NT

Hudson is a beef producer from the Pilbara. He is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in the NT. Hudson was not part of the previous CattleMAP system.

Under the transitional arrangements and the new system Hudson’s herd has been transferred to J-BAS 8. To maintain this Hudson will need to implement a biosecurity plan, engage with his preferred private veterinarian to oversee the plan and ensure his herd undertakes a Check Test with negative results by 30 June 2018. He will then need to repeat the Check Test every three years after this to retain his J-BAS 8 status. If Hudson does not wish to undertake Check Testing or utilise a veterinary advisor to supervise his farm Biosecurity Plan, he can maintain a score of 6 by implementing his own Biosecurity Plan before 30 June 2017.

To continue to sell cattle into the NT, Hudson will need to maintain at least a J-BAS of 6. He will have to complete a National Cattle Health Declaration and will have to declare that his cattle have been free from Johne’s Disease for the preceding 5 years.

Hudson should continue to monitor entry requirements for NT via the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT website.

 

SCENARIO TEN: Vic and Tas beef cattle producer looking to sell cattle to NT

Mel is a beef producer from Victoria. She is looking to sell 100 head of cattle to a producer in NT. Mel was not part of the previous CattleMAP system.

Under the transitional arrangements and the new system Mel’s herd has been transferred to J-BAS 7. To maintain this Mel will need to implement a biosecurity plan, engage with her preferred private veterinarian to oversee the plan and ensure her herd undertakes a Check Test with negative results by 30 June 2018. She will then need to repeat the Check Test every three years after this to retain her J-BAS 7 status. If Mel does not wish to undertake Check Testing or employ a veterinary advisor to supervise her farm Biosecurity Plan, she can maintain a score of 6 by implementing her own Biosecurity Plan before 30 June 2017.

To continue to sell cattle into the NT, Mel will need to maintain at least a J-BAS of 6. She will have to complete a National Cattle Health Declaration and will have to declare that her cattle have been free from Johne’s Disease for the preceding 5 years.

Mel should continue to monitor entry requirements for the NT via the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT website.

 

 

Page reviewed: May 30, 2017