The operational requirements of Phase 2 are that members of the National Johne’s Management Plan (NJMP) require their associated farmers to obtain annually a signed declaration by a BCVA Johne’s Certified Veterinary Adviser that they will be implementing one of the six control strategies specified by the NJMP.
For the first year of Phase 2 starting in 2018 the declaration confirms that the farmer has:
i. undertaken to assess their risks and herd status within the last 12 months and,
ii. adopted the written Johne’s management plan put in place in agreement with their BCVA Accredited Johne’s Advisor.
The deadline for meeting this obligation was the 31st October 2018.
Years 2 and 3
For years 2 and 3 of Phase 2 (2019 and 2020), the declaration confirms that the farmer at the time of the consultation:
i. had reassessed their risk and status within the last 12 months and reviewed their Johne’s management plan with their BCVA Accredited Johne’s Advisor; and
ii. that the necessary management protocols, equipment, husbandry and resources are being implemented to adhere to this plan
The objective of this declaration is to confirm that the plan has been reviewed and that the farmer is implementing the correct protocols to adhere to the plan.