Australia: ABARES puts the cost of a large foot and mouth disease

A new report by ABARES puts the cost of a large foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia at more than $50 billion over 10 years.

Monday 14 October 2013 (4 years 11 months 5 days ago)
Like

A new report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) puts the cost of a large foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia at more than $50 billion over 10 years.

Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, said the ABARES report served as a timely reminder about the importance of maintaining an effective biosecurity system in Australia.

Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, said “Australia has a comprehensive biosecurity system designed to keep diseases such as FMD out of the country”.

“We have stringent controls at the border and we do quite a lot of work with our near neighbours in south-east Asia to minimise the risk of it getting in.”

Dr Schipp explained that plans are in place to ensure that, in the unlikely event that the disease did get into the country, it would be eradicated as quickly as possible.

The ABARES report assesses the economic and social impacts under a few FMD outbreak scenarios and shows that while still very costly, a small outbreak that is identified and eradicated quickly is not as devastating for producers and rural communities.

Friday October 11, 2013/ ABARES/ Australia.
http://www.daff.gov.au/abares/

Related articles

Swine news

Russia: Positive balance of the agricultural sector in 201607-Jun-2017 1 years 3 months 12 days ago

Article Comments

This area is not intended to be a place to consult authors about their articles, but rather a place for open discussion among pig333.com users.
Leave a new Comment

Access restricted to 333 users. In order to post a comment you must be logged in.

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here

tags

Swine News

Swine industry news in your email

You are not subscribed to this list

14-Sep-201807-Sep-201827-Jul-201820-Jul-2018

Log in and sign up on the list

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here