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Consultation on the removal of NLIS tagging exemption for Australian dairy goats

Posted 06/2/2017
The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) remains committed to strengthening the current National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Sheep and Goat traceability system. As such GICA, with input from the Dairy Goat Society of Australia (DG ..

Guidelines for the voluntary control and eradication of CAE from individual herds

Posted 31/10/2016
The dairy goat industry, through its representatives on the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA), have requested the development of voluntary guidelines to assist producers control and eradicate Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) from thei ..

Food safety test for red meat producers

Posted 21/10/2016
Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers will have their knowledge of on-farm food safety requirements assessed from January next year. For the first time, producers will need to successfully complete a compulsory online assessment in orde ..

The electronic identification system for sheep and goats in Victoria should remain mob-based

Posted 10/10/2016
The national Peak Industry Councils representing and promoting the needs of Australia’s lamb, sheepmeat, wool producers and the goat industries have provided comment on the draft consultation paper “Electronic National Livestock Ident ..

Important changes to Australia’s Biosecurity System

Posted 16/6/2016
Important changes to Australia’s Biosecurity System came into effect on 16 June 2016 with commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Biosecurity Act replaced the Quarantine Act 1908 and is designed to be flexible and responsive to ch ..

New plan doesn't kid around with CAE and JD

Posted 07/2/2016
Two slow acting, insidious and incurable diseases afflict goats: caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) and Johne's disease (JD). However, the National Kid Rearing Plan offers Australian goat producers actions that provide an alternative to watchin ..

Terms of Reference: Animal health advocacy for GICA

Posted 27/12/2015
GICA is seeking a consultant to assist with policy development in the animal health, welfare and biosecurity portfolio (covering Animal Health Australia (AHA) program areas) and the food safety and industry systems portfolio (covering National Re ..

Depot registration to support tag free movement of goats

Posted 18/12/2015
From 1 February 2016, goat depots must be registered to be able to move goats without NLIS tags following an announcement (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=207547) made by Safemeat and GICA. To be able to operate without NLIS tags, goat depot ..

WA Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program

Posted 17/11/2015
The Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program is delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), as part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences Project and is funded through the Royalties for Regions program.  ..

Goat industry maps pathway to prosperity

Posted 07/10/2015
The Australian goat industry is set to take on-farm practices, production and exports to the next level with the release of a new five-year research and development plan. Developed by the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA), with suppor ..