FAQs Information Sources

Guidance for veterinary practitioners, government animal health staff and dairy herd advisers on the Dairy Score.

What if I can’t work out the Score?

In situations where determining the Score for a group of cattle is not clear, farmers are advised to contact an approved veterinarian or local State government animal health offices.

Where do I find information for interstate movement requirements on Johne’s?

Local State government animal health offices or the State BJD coordinators should be contacted in relation to the BJD requirements for interstate movement, and any other animal health requirements.

What are the legal requirements with respect to the sale of land and bovine Johne’s disease?

Please contact your local State government animal health office for advice.

What happens to a dairy farm that goes out of dairying and into beef production?

The Dairy Score does not apply to beef cattle.

 

A Non‐Assessed herd on a dairy farm that subsequently becomes a beef farm is initially ineligible for the Beef Only scheme; unless the dairy herd was enrolled in the CattleMAP.

 

Please contact your local State government animal health office for further advice regarding Johne’s disease in beef cattle andthe declaration requirements for Beef Only.