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

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Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle was deregulated nationally in 2016. Following national deregulation, the Western Australian 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.

Have your say

The WA cattle industry now needs to determine 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.

We encourage all WA-based cattle industry participants and WA industry organisations to submit their views on the future management of JD (C-strain) in cattle in WA.

Make a submission

Before you provide feedback, please read these documents:

To make a submission:

Submissions close: Wednesday 2 September at 5pm.

At the end of the consultation period, submissions will be considered by WA cattle industry representatives. A summary report will be published on this webpage.

Respondents who would like their submission to remain anonymous and/or not to be published on the website should state this in the relevant section of the online or email submission.

More information

If you need more information before making a submission, you are encouraged to:

  • Register for a webinar.
  • Email IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au
  • Use the Q&A section on this page to ask your question.

Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle was deregulated nationally in 2016. Following national deregulation, the Western Australian 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.

Have your say

The WA cattle industry now needs to determine 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.

We encourage all WA-based cattle industry participants and WA industry organisations to submit their views on the future management of JD (C-strain) in cattle in WA.

Make a submission

Before you provide feedback, please read these documents:

To make a submission:

Submissions close: Wednesday 2 September at 5pm.

At the end of the consultation period, submissions will be considered by WA cattle industry representatives. A summary report will be published on this webpage.

Respondents who would like their submission to remain anonymous and/or not to be published on the website should state this in the relevant section of the online or email submission.

More information

If you need more information before making a submission, you are encouraged to:

  • Register for a webinar.
  • Email IFS@dpird.wa.gov.au
  • Use the Q&A section on this page to ask your question.