August 1, 2022
The South Burnett Agricultural Network will meet in Wondai on Thursday (August 4) to update producers about foot and mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD).
The meeting, hosted by BIEDO, will be held at Wondai Town Hall from 9:00am.
Guest speaker will be Biosecurity Queensland senior inspector John Higgins.
FMD has been spreading across Indonesia during the past two months. It has been detected in 22 Indonesian provinces, including the tourist hotspot of Bali.
On Thursday, Indonesia’s FMD taskforce reported there had been no new active cases on Bali for the past four days and the last of the 551 cattle found to be infected on the island had been slaughtered.
However, the risk of FMD breaking out again in Bali is high as only a very small percentage of animals there have been vaccinated.
Lumpy Skin Disease has been spreading throughout India and has been detected in Sumatra and Aceh.
LSD, which can be fatal to cattle, is transmitted by mosquitoes and other biting insects.
BIEDO general manager Kristy Board said the forum was a great opportunity for producers to review their farm biosecurity plans as well a keep up-to-date with the latest technologies.
Footnote: Aussie Land & Livestock plans to livestream this event on their Facebook page