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The National Residue Survey (NRS) is an essential part of Australia’s system for monitoring the levels of, and associated risks from, pesticides and veterinary medicine residues in Australian food products. The goat programme involves t ..
Stakeholders in the Australian goat industry work collaboratively to deliver animal health benefits to goat producers and to improve farm production. However like other livestock, goats can be affected by a number of endemic diseases that can imp ..
The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) is encouraging feedback and comment from dairy goat producers on the removal of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tagging exemption of Australian Dairy Goats. NLIS Sheep & ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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 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 ..
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 ..
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 ..