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:
Arrabawn Co-Operative Society Ltd
Aurivo Co-Operative Society Ltd
Centenary Thurles Co-Operative Society Ltd
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Dairygold Co-Operative Society Ltd
Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association
Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association
Irish Holstein Friesian Association
North Cork Co-Operative Society Ltd
Pedigree Cattle Breeders’ Council of Ireland