Subsidy for Johne’s disease vaccine for cattle
An industry-funded subsidy is available in Victoria for the purchase of Johne's disease vaccine for cattle from 1 July 2016. This will provide a $12.50 per dose subsidy (GST exclusive) for Silirum® Vaccine for eligible cattle producers.
The subsidy will be available for a three year period to 30 June 2019. Producers have to the end of 2019 to claim the subsidy for vaccine purchases to 30 June 2019.
Herds that are eligible for the subsidy are:
Dairy herds that are infected with Johne's disease and participating in the Johne's Disease Calf Accreditation Program (JDCAP). Note that the herd must hold a current JDCAP Certificate of Compliance (Provisional Certificate if first year).
Beef herds that are infected with Johne's disease and are not already receiving financial assistance through the Cattle Council Australia Financial and Non-Financial Assistance Package scheme for Johne's disease vaccination. Note that beef herds are not required to participate in the JDCAP.
Subsidy grant payment application form
The vaccine subsidy will be paid as a grant payment and is claimed from Agriculture Victoria by completing and submitting the form:
Herd owners / managers should seek advice about the use of Silirum® Vaccine from their veterinary practitioner.
Approval is not required from Agriculture Victoria for use of Silirum® Vaccine.