Phase Two of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme (IJCP) commenced on 1st of January 2019. Registration for Phase Two is now open however, only activities carried out after 1st of January 2019 are eligible for payment as part of Phase Two of the programme.
Farmers currently registered in Phase One of the programme will automatically have their registrations carried forward to Phase Two.
All herdowners should read the document requirements of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme prior to registration, and be familiar with the detail of the activities each herdowner is required to carry out as part of Phase Two. The current technical manual is available here.
To register for Phase Two of the IJCP click here
If you require assistance with registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the nature of your enquiry. If you wish to register using a paper-based registration form click on the link, download the form, complete and sign the registration form and return to AHI, by post to Animal Health Ireland, 4/5, The Archways, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. N41 WN27. Alternatively, a scanned copy can be sent by email to email@example.com
The IJCP currently requires each herdowner in 2019 to:
- Complete an on-farm veterinary risk assessment and management plan (VRAMP).
- Carry out a whole herd screening test (one blood sample or one milk samples from each eligible animal).
- Arrange ancillary testing of all animals that have an ELISA positive or inconclusive blood or milk test result at their most recent herd test. Herdowners with herds in which infection has been confirmed through a prior positive ancillary test should contact their Approved Veterinary Practitioner for further advice about requirements for ancillary testing.
- Register for a Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH) veterinary investigation if the herd returns a positive ancillary test result.
All of the measures above must be completed annually until the herd meets the requirements of the test-negative pathway. A herdowner checklist is available here.
What happens after registration?
After your registration has been successfully processed, AHI will notify you by automated email if you have registered online. For paper based registrations, you will receive an SMS message once the process is completed. In addition, AHI will also notify your nominated AVP that you have registered for the programme.
However it is your responsibility to contact your AVP to arrange a veterinary risk assessment and management plan (VRAMP). You should also contact your AVP or Milk Recording Organisation to arrange a whole herd screening test (ELISA milk or blood), as defined in the current version of the Technical Manual (which will be available in February).
If you would like any further information about the Irish Johne’s Control Programme, please contact AHI by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 071 9671928.