Management of Johne’s disease (C-strain) in cattle in Western Australia consultation

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Consultation on the future management of Johne’s disease (C-strain) in cattle in Western Australia, led by the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee (Cattle IFSMC), is now closed.

Thank you to the Western Australian cattle industry members who participated and completed submissions during the consultation period 23 July to 2 September 2020.

What happens next

The Cattle IFSMC will convene a meeting with WA industry representatives to consider the submissions and facilitate a decision by industry.

Stakeholders will be advised when the summary report and submissions are published on this webpage.

Background

Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle was deregulated nationally in 2016. Following national deregulation, the WA cattle industry requested continuation of state regulation of JD (C-strain) in cattle in order to minimise the risk of introducing the disease through cattle imported from other states and territories while the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development carried out targeted surveillance.

The targeted surveillance has been completed and combined with other JD (C-strain) surveillance data to establish a high level of confidence that WA has a very low risk of JD (C-strain) being present in the state’s cattle population.

During the consultation, WA cattle industry participants and industry organisations were asked to read these documents:

and then to make a submission on whether JD (C-strain) in cattle:

  • continues to be managed through state regulation and, if so, under what conditions or
  • is deregulated and individual stakeholders manage their own biosecurity to prevent and manage JD on individual properties, as is done in other states/territories.

More information

For more information, email IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au

Consultation on the future management of Johne’s disease (C-strain) in cattle in Western Australia, led by the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee (Cattle IFSMC), is now closed.

Thank you to the Western Australian cattle industry members who participated and completed submissions during the consultation period 23 July to 2 September 2020.

What happens next

The Cattle IFSMC will convene a meeting with WA industry representatives to consider the submissions and facilitate a decision by industry.

Stakeholders will be advised when the summary report and submissions are published on this webpage.

Background

Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle was deregulated nationally in 2016. Following national deregulation, the WA cattle industry requested continuation of state regulation of JD (C-strain) in cattle in order to minimise the risk of introducing the disease through cattle imported from other states and territories while the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development carried out targeted surveillance.

The targeted surveillance has been completed and combined with other JD (C-strain) surveillance data to establish a high level of confidence that WA has a very low risk of JD (C-strain) being present in the state’s cattle population.

During the consultation, WA cattle industry participants and industry organisations were asked to read these documents:

and then to make a submission on whether JD (C-strain) in cattle:

  • continues to be managed through state regulation and, if so, under what conditions or
  • is deregulated and individual stakeholders manage their own biosecurity to prevent and manage JD on individual properties, as is done in other states/territories.

More information

For more information, email IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au

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