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Guidance for veterinary practitioners, government animal health staff and dairy herd advisers on the Dairy Score.
No, registration with a third party is not required. However, herd records should be available when the Dairy Score of animals is declared in Section 9 of the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) when selling dairy cattle. A BJD Declaration Form may be required in other circumstances where an NVD is not required, such as when displaying animals at Shows, and must be able to be supported with herd record evidence if required.
The Score should be written in Section 9 on the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) as: “Dairy Score XX”.
It is a mandatory requirement of the South Australian Dairy ManaJD program to declare the Score of all cattle offered for sale.
From time to time a farmer may need to declare the Score in more detail than the National Vendor Declaration allows (eg for entry to a show). A standard declaration form is available for download from Animal Health Australia (www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au); the dairy industry BJD web site (www.dairy.com.au/bjd); or, by collection from local State government animal health offices.
No certificates are issued for the Dairy Score; except for: