SA Sheep Entry Requirements

Biosecurity SA staff have recently detected a number of truckloads of sheep and lambs moving to properties in South Australia from Western Australia and Victoria which DO NOT meet current entry requirements.
Issues detected to date include-
  • No Sheep Health Declaration accompanying the sheep into SA
  • Terminal Trade Lambs not being tagged with NLIS tags with a “T” printed on them upon entry to SA
  • Adult sheep not having an approved vaccinate status for OJD vaccine or not meeting the Johnes’ Disease testing requirements for SA.

Click here to view the fact sheet detailing the current entry requirements for sheep from interstate, please read them carefully. 
Should you have any concerns or queries, please contact your local Animal Health Officer

Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance Program

The Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance program provides health condition and disease feedback to South Australian producers that has been detected at Thomas Foods International abattoirs.

The program helps producers:

  • improve sheep health and welfare
  • maximise farm productivity
  • increase profits

The program assists the industry with:

  • reducing waste
  • trade access and market opportunities
  • sheep health and disease research

Click here to view the 2018 Annual Report

View the Regional Benchmarking reports for the Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance programme here.

Managing drought and planning for the future

An innovative program with on-farm support to assist family businesses to identify and adopt proven practices to manage and recover from drought and improve future productivity and profitability.
The Drought Strategic Business Review has been developed by Rural Business Support (RBS) with funding provided by the Government of
South Australia through Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
View the Drought Review flyer here.

Click here for information on family strategic briefings – Drought Management

Click here for On-Farm Emergency Water infrastructure Rebate Scheme guidelines.

Fab Support Team contacts can be found here.

Updated Cattle Health Declaration Now Available

An updated version of the Cattle Health Declaration is now available for use.
Key updates include:
• The owner and cattle details have been removed, as this information is captured on the NVD – it’s rare that a CHD would be used independently of an NVD, so these documents should complement one another.
• ‘Type’ of on-farm biosecurity plan is no longer specified.
• EBL questions have been removed as they do not apply in most instances.
• The JD testing questions are now easier to understand.
• Co-grazing with sheep has been removed as a question.
• A new explanatory note advises that co-grazing with any JD-susceptible species may be important to some buyers.
The updated CHD is available HERE and also the ALPA website.