Biosecurity plan takes top priority for Dungog farmers

Security: The Biosecurity Plan is to be kept on file for farmers' use or audits by Livestock Production Assurance. Picture: supplied.
Security: The Biosecurity Plan is to be kept on file for farmers' use or audits by Livestock Production Assurance. Picture: supplied.

Landholders have been urged to complete a biosecurity plan, with the deadline having passed. 

Producers were required to have the plan in place by October 1, to meet Meat and Livestock Australia Livestock Production Assurance requirements.

From October 1 biosecurity has been included in the Livestock Production Assurance program.

All cattle, sheep and goat producers will need to ensure they are compliant with this change by having a farm biosecurity plan in place for each PIC (Property Identification Code). 

Filling out a Biosecurity plan template is the easiest way to meet the new requirement.

The Livestock Production Assurance template is available at https://www.mla.com.au/globalassets/mla-corporate/meat-safety-and-traceability/documents/livestock-production-assurance/22447-lpa-on-farm-biosecurity-plan-template_web.pdf

It is your document and there is no need to lodge it.

Just keep it on file for your use or audits by Livestock Production Assurance.