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Technical annual report 2000-01



Technical annual report 2000-01


Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295




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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295



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Technical Annual Report 2000/01 73 Activity: There were 322 property of origin health certifications provided for the export of 201,566 cattle from NT properties. The spread of cattle tick was prevented. There were no outbreaks of cattle tick within tick free areas. Table 1. Summary of activity 2000/2001 by region Activity - number of head (number of visits) Darwin Katherine Tennant Creek Alice Springs Total Cattle inspected and treated for cattle tick 10,130 (40) 3,153 (16) 26,382 (79) 0 (0) 39,665 (135) Horses inspected and treated for cattle tick 542 (81) 469 (95) 249 (24) 0 (0) 1,260 (200) Cattle inspected at saleyards 0 (0) 1,625 (3) 0 34,292 (68) 35,917 (71) Cattle moved interstate from tick free areas (number of certificates issued) n/a n/a 87,431 (182 faxes) 20,320 (149 faxes) 107,751 (331) Cattle inspected for movement to Western Australia 338 (2) 8,374 (27) 18,096 (16) 286 (2) 27,094 (47) PROJECT: Chemical Residues in Animal Products Project Officer: A. Brown Location: NT Wide Objective: To present chemical residue-free animal products to the consumer, and protect and maintain the NT meat and milk markets. To provide an advisory service on chemical residue issues to industry, government and the public. To represent the NT on relevant national committees. The NT animal industries do not have a chemical residue problem; however, there are ongoing programs to monitor the situation and demonstrate the absence of residues. There are no properties under quarantine. This program has four components: 1. National residue survey (NRS). 2. Beef organochlorines, organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroid residues. 3. Hormonal growth promotant (HGP). 4. National antibacterial residues minimisation program (NARM). NRS The NRS is a random sample survey to monitor residues in Australias agricultural food commodities and has been operating to some extent since the 1960's. Since 1996 the need for participation in the NRS for domestic consumption as well as for the export market has created an additional cost for small industries. During 2000/2001, DPIF signed an agreement with the NRS to follow-up tracebacks greater than the maximum residue limit (MRL) and take appropriate action.