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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

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

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

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

ISSN

0158-2763

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Technical Annual Report 2000/01 91 TB Testing July 2000 to June 2001 Number Tested Number Reactors Number with TB Buffalo 0 0 0 Cattle 10,339 11 0 Testing was done on nine properties. Voluntary Monitor Programs Cattle previously exposed to TB-infected animals remain very low but possible risk of undetected TB cases despite completion of the eradication program (at CF2 or CF3 status) remains. Of the estimated 24 million cattle in Australia there were about 200,000 on 70 properties in this risk category in 1997. The national cattle industry decided that the owners of these properties should adopt risk management strategies to minimise the scope of a future TB case. Relevant owners were contacted with a voluntary monitor program. The program comprises continued segregation of the cattle previously exposed to TB infected animals, early turn-off of the cattle and a TB test in 2001 if turn-off during 2000 is not possible. The national cattle industry provided about $4m to accelerate the turn-off. This was in the form of a spay subsidy and a freight rebate. Owners who agree to, and implement, a voluntary monitor program will be eligible for all available financial assistance for the program and in the event of a TB case being found. Owners who do not adopt a voluntary monitor program will only be eligible for compensation if destocking is done. In 1997 there were 50 properties in the NT which records indicate may have stock remaining that were previously exposed to TB infected animals. At the end of 2000, 19 properties had completed the voluntary monitor program. The owners of three properties decided not to adopt the voluntary monitor program. Now 28 properties have active programs. At the end of 2000 there had been a reduction in category A cattle from 11,500 to 6,800 and category B cattle from 70,000 to 61,500. Category A cattle are breeders that were 12 months of age or older when exposed to TB infected stock. Category B cattle are progeny of cattle destocked due to TB or progeny of category A breeders. Expenditure during 2000/01 was: Operations $550,722 Compensation $109,391 Mustering Subsidy $79,906 Freight Rebate $63,267 Type G $5,159 Type H $36,076 TOTAL $844,521