Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Use of National SHS to commence on March 31
Use of National SHS to commence on March 31
17
Mar '08
A National Sheep Health Statement (SHS) will be available to use from 31 March 2008, to make the trading of sheep between states even easier and to help producers to understand the health status of sheep they intend to buy.

There are a number of endemic diseases in Australia that impact on the health of sheep, causing a loss of production for the sheep meat and wool industries and significant losses to farmers.

WoolProducers Australia, Sheepmeat Council of Australia, State Governments and the Australian Livestock and Property Agents have developed a National SHS to create national consistency in sheep health declarations and to encourage buyers of sheep to ask about the health status of the sheep they are purchasing.

Chris Groves, President Sheepmeat Council of Australia said “A National Sheep Health Statement will give purchasers the opportunity to make better informed purchasing decisions based on the health information provided on the statement, thereby reducing the risk of accidently introducing costly diseases onto their property.”

The use of the National SHS will commence on 31 March 2008 and will replace the current state based SHS. This coincides with the new changes to the ovine Johne's disease (OJD) Management Plan, however the new National SHS will not only cover OJD but will be used to record the status of other common sheep diseases including; footrot and ovine brucellosis.

Greg Weller, Chair of National SHS working group outlines some of the benefits of the National SHS “a National Sheep Health Statement will make trading sheep across state boundaries a much simpler process for producers and their agents and should be welcomed by industry.”

Andy Madigan, Chief Executive Officer Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association also adds “The National Sheep Health Statement is going to streamline the trading of sheep across Australia and take out the confusion of different forms in different states for agents and producers.

The agents also recognise the importance of this document for vendors as a selling tool and to help producers implement their own farm biosecurity arrangements.”

WoolProducers Australia Ltd

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2017

Greater Manchester is high on its textiles industry

Greater Manchester is witnessing a boom in textiles industry with 77...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2017

Indian trade leaders to discuss GST, digital payments

Trade leaders from various Indian states will meet in New Delhi to...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2017

Foreign buyers paying less for green factory apparel

International buyers are not paying enough for apparel and garments...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search