With the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition underway and Sub-branch events and activities being planned for the months ahead here is a handy guide for event organisers and participants.
State Government restrictions
State Government restrictions vary widely throughout Australia, with New South Wales and Victoria currently under Stage 4 restrictions and all other states at Stage 1. Restriction levels can change rapidly. The links below are regularly updated and provide information on current restrictions in each state.
All Holstein Australia sanctioned events, including the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition, must be carried out in accordance with state and federal government restrictions in place at the time of the event or farm visit.
On-Farm Competition Judges
Holstein Australia recommends that Sub-branches use judges from within their own state or region for this year’s competition due to state border closures, inter and intra-state travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for inter-state travellers in many states. You can search for judges in your state on our National Judges Panel page on the HA website.
Common sense guidelines
In line with the Dairy Australia Stay COVID Safe guidelines Holstein Australia recommends that when visiting a member farm or receiving visitors to your farm:
Don’t enter if you are feeling unwell particularly showing symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Check in and check out; either QR code if available or sign in leaving your name and mobile number
Resources for developing a best practice COVID Safe Plan for your dairy farm
Australian Dairy Farmers, Australian Dairy Products Federation and Dairy Australia, including regional development programs, have worked together to develop a range of dairy industry-specific resources to assist you in effectively managing your team and business during COVID-19. This includes resources that will assist you in developing a COVID Safe Plan for your business available at the Dairy Industry COVID-19 Directory.