Working to prevent serious livestock diseases
Australia exports about 60% of the livestock it produces and enjoys a trading advantage, thanks to the freedom from many diseases that occur elsewhere in the world. An outbreak would close many markets until the disease was contained or eradicated.
Research undertaken by Australia’s livestock industry and Governments
What are we doing?
Government, animal health authorities, Australia’s livestock industries and emergency management organisations are part of the charge to maintain Australia’s biosecurity safeguards. Meat & Livestock Australia, on behalf of cattle and sheep farmers, invests around $6 million a year in projects to detect, diagnose and manage diseases.