The National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy (NSIBS) was created to develop a consistent approach to biosecurity risk management, recognising that risks are constantly increasing due to a number of global factors. It allows the industry to leverage existing resources, activities, and investments, and meet its obligations under legislation and national arrangements.
Tasmanian Livestock Health Monitoring Network
The Livestock Health Monitoring Network is part of the Surveillance and Biosecurity Extension in Tasmania project funded by Animal Health Australia (AHA) with the support of sheep industry members Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia via their joint National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024, alongside the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
The network, coordinated by veterinarian Dr Bruce Jackson, brings together service providers – such as private veterinarians, stock agents, rural merchandisers and shearing contractors – to conduct livestock health monitoring during their time spent on-farm, especially those properties with sheep.
In SA – Dr Emily Buddle
Ph: 0467 782 117
In NSW – Dr Sophie Hemley
Ph: 0499 077 213
Livestock Health Monitoring – Tasmania: Dr Bruce Jackson:
Email Dr Jackson
Ph: 0407 872 520
Sheep Producers Australia:
Ph: 02 6103 0838