Implementation Group

The Johne’s disease Implementation Group is the over-arching forum for stakeholder representatives to contribute to the development and implementation of the policies and procedures of the Irish Johne’s Control Programme.  The IG is the decision-making body regarding the initiation and ongoing implementation of the programme.

Major foci for the IG are the strategic direction of the programme, monitoring progress, and agreed sharing of responsibilities including funding. The IG operates by constructive partnership and consensus agreement.

Technical issues are referred to the Johne’s disease Technical Working Group for consideration and either decision or recommendation back to the IG.  Operational details are referred to Animal Health Ireland or other service provider members or representatives such as milk processors, laboratories and Veterinary Ireland for resolution and implementation.

The Implementation Group comprises representatives of the following organisations and you may click on any of the links to be taken directly to their websites.

ABP Ireland

Animal Health Ireland

Arrabawn Co-Operative Society Ltd

Aurivo Co-Operative Society Ltd

Carbery Group

Centenary Thurles Co-Operative Society Ltd

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Dairygold Co-Operative Society Ltd

Glanbia Ireland

Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association

Irish Farmers’ Association

Irish Holstein Friesian Association

Kerry Agribusiness

Lakeland Dairies

North Cork Co-Operative Society Ltd

National Dairy Council

Meat Industry Ireland

Munster Bovine

Pedigree Cattle Breeders’ Council of Ireland

Progressive Genetics


Veterinary Ireland

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