To meet the requirements of LPA, each Property Identification Code (PIC) must have a formal, documented Farm Biosecurity Plan that addresses each of the following:
Biosecurity was included in the LPA program on 1 October 2017. Every LPA-accredited producer must ensure biosecurity requirements are fulfilled both on farm and during the transport of livestock between properties and feedlots, including slaughter and live export.
Integrating biosecurity requirements into LPA strengthens the promise made to our customers, protects our industry and environment, and streamlines the process of record-keeping and reporting for livestock producers.
Producers who have developed a Farm Biosecurity Plan as part of their approach to Johne’s disease management, do not need to complete another Plan under the LPA program requirements.
Biosecurity risks during and after floods can include the spread of pests and diseases.
LPA accredited producers should review and update their biosecurity plans to include risks associated with flooding. All introduced feed should be recorded, and records of what livestock have been fed introduced stock feed should be kept.