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2021 Bull Sale Purchasers.

As per Johnes Disease in Cattle FAQ Fact Sheet published by Animal Health Australia

Can I introduce cattle from a lower J-BAS herd?

Producers may choose to introduce small numbers of animals with a lower score; however this may affect your J-BAS. It's important you are confident that the source herd is low risk and well managed under good biosecurity practices. Introduced animals should be noted in the biosecurity plan and handled through actions like monitoring them for signs of illness, keeping them separate from vulnerable young cattle on the property and/or testing them (especially if a J-BAS 7 and 8 herd where testing is required).

Introductions for J-BAS 7 and 8 herds should be discussed with the veterinary advisor before purchasing the animals.
Herds selling cattle to WA will need to check with the WA Department for entry requirements.

For further information pertaining to this subject the attached FAQ Sheet is recommended reading.

JOHNE'S DISEASE IN CATTLE FAQS pdf 89kb

NATIONAL APPROACH TO JOHNE'S DISEASE IN CATTLE pdf 114kb



BJD Testing Update

As of the 1st of July, 2021 Herd Screening Tests are required. The quantity of cattle to test is dependant upon your herd size. This testing shall be completed by a Veterinarian.

Details of testing are at this link


Should you have any further queries do not hesitate to make contact with WA Department of Agriculture.

For entry to the Northern Territory the requirement is that you can be a JBAS 6. Paperwork is mandatory.

For entry to Western Australia new requirements are outlined on the link above.

Paperwork is mandatory for entry to WA.

If any of your animals are sold to the Northern Territory or Western Australia please see your agent, prior to leaving the Saleyards, to confirm that all paperwork is in order for fast delivery of sale animals.

For all sales you will require the following paperwork to be completed and to travel with the cattle:

  • National Vendor Declaration
  • National Health Declaration
  • Most Recent BJD Testing Results
  • A copy of the Front Page of your Biosecurity Plan.
    It is advised however that you do travel with your full Biosecurity Plan should it be required.

Please make your own enquiries with your Veterinarian re above information.