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Biosecurity Plans – The Facts

June 8, 2017

BIOSECURITY PLANS – THE FACTS

Do I need a Biosecurity Plan?

Yes.  If you want to continue accessing National Vendor Declarations you will need a biosecurity plan.  As of 1 October 2017 it is a compulsory part of your accreditation process.

Where can I get a Biosecurity Plan From?

A biosecurity plan was included in your MLA/LPA pack which you should have received by post in September/October 2017.  If you did not receive this pack you will need to contact LPA ph|1800 683 111 to ensure they have your correct contact details on hand.  Alternatively, there are multiple available online (links below).  Pick the one that suits you and your operation.

Click here to access the MLA/LPA producer pack which includes a Biosecurity Plan  

https://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/On-Farm-Biosecurity-Plan-Template.pdf

http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Farm-Biosecurity-Action-Planner.pdf

http://www.lbn.org.au/wp-content/uploads/On-Farm-Biosecurity-Plan.pdf

For the tech savvy there is also a FREE Biosecurity app | http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/farmbiosecurity-app/

Who Do I Contact If I have Issues Filling It Out?

Livestock Production Assurance Program ph| 1800 683 111 or Rachael O’Brien from Livestock Biosecurity Network on 0418 7224 61

Where Do I have to Lodge My Biosecurity Plan Once Completed?

You keep it on file and use it as a resource to improve your operation and amend procedures if needed.  If you get audited you may need to produce it.

 Is There A Cost Involved?

Yes.  From 1 October 2017 when producers renew their accreditation there will be a $66 fee every three (3) years.  This will be payable to Meat and Livestock Australia who administer the LPA system.

Useful Links

DAF (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) – click here

MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia) – click here

APVMA (Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority) – click here

NLIS (National Livestock Identification System) – click here

SAFEMEAT – click here;  By-product stockfeeds and supplementary feed information – click here

My MLA – Sign up to have a central log in | Click Here

Farm Biosecurity | Click here

Livestock Biosecurity Network | Click here

Animal Health Australia | Click Here

National Cattle Health Declaration | Click Here