Animal Health Australia have revised the Cattle Health Declaration (CHD) making it cleaner and easier to read.
Cattle Council of Australia took on board feedback from many interested stakeholders in revising the document. 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.
To access the updated CHD click here. For a copy to edit click here.