The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. It provides evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices when transferring livestock through the value chain.
From 1 October 2017, biosecurity will be included in the LPA program. Every LPA-accredited producer must ensure biosecurity requirements are fulfilled both on farm and during the transport of livestock between properties and feedlots, including to slaughter and live export.
Biosecurity relates to preventive measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, invasive pests or weeds.
Good biosecurity practices prevent the spread of infectious disease and invasive pests or weeds between farms as well as protecting Australia from diseases and weeds that occur overseas. Biosecurity procedures address the containment of disease outbreaks when they occur.
From October 1st 2017 producers will be required to develop a Farm Biosecurity Plan.
At the upcoming Pest Fest held by the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group there will be a Farm Biosecurity Planning Workshop to help producers plan for the new changes to the LPA.
To understand your on-farm requirements, and to hear about the roll out of electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVD), please register for a one hour workshop that will be held at 10am, at the Senior Citizens Hall in Waroona, located on Millar Street near the South West Highway.
Time- 10am Venue- Waroona Senior Citizens Centre Registrations essential