Industry Wide Changes for Cattle & Sheep Producers
Key dates for industry wide changes for livestock producers who are accredited under the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program. From the 1st October 2017 the new LPA program requirements will include on farm biosecurity and animal welfare practises, you will need to renew your LPA accreditation every three years and to renew you will need to complete an assessment and pay a fee to renew your accreditation.
All accredited LPA producers will be receiving written correspondence from Integrity Systems, a subsidiary of Meat and Livestock Australia, in regards to these changes and key dates.
To help local livestock producers keep up to date with these changes GLENRAC will be hosting an information evening on Tuesday 26th September 2017 in Glen Innes. This event will feature presentations from Livestock Biosecurity Network; Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and the Glen Innes Vet Hospital.
Topics covered will include the new requirements for the LPA, the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (JBAS) framework and what is required for farm biosecurity planning and how to carry out a farm biosecurity assessment.
The event will be held at the Glen Innes & District Services Club from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. It is free to attend but you must register to attend. Phone 02 6732 3443 or register online www.lbn-gleninnes.eventbrite.com.au
This event is supported by the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.