Johne’s disease 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 Implementation Group is the decision-making body regarding the initiation and ongoing implementation of the programme.

The main emphasis of the Group is 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 Implementation Group. 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:

ABP Ireland

Animal Health Ireland

Animal Health and Welfare NI

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 Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association

Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association

Irish Farmers’ Association

Irish Holstein Friesian Association

Kerry Agribusiness

Lakeland Dairies

Meat Industry Ireland

Munster Bovine

North Cork Co-Operative Society Ltd


Pedigree Cattle Breeders’ Council of Ireland

Progressive Genetics

Strathroy Dairies


University College Dublin

Veterinary Ireland