All herdowners are invited to register for the Irish Johne’s Control Programme (IJCP). Activities carried out after 1st of January 2019 are eligible for payment under the programme.
The programme activities and funding supports are available to both dairy and beef herds. However, the funding supports are reduced for beef herds.
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 the programme.
If you require assistance with registration please email email@example.com detailing your query. If you wish to register using a paper-based registration form click on the link, download the registration form, complete and sign and return to Animal Health Ireland at:
Animal Health Ireland
2 – 5 The Archways
Alternatively, a scanned copy can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Johne’s Control Programme currently requires each herdowner to:
- Complete an annual on-farm veterinary risk assessment and management plan (VRAMP) with their nominated Approved Veterinary Practioner (AVP).
- Carry out an annual whole herd screening test (one blood sample or one milk samples from each eligible animal).
- Arrange ancillary testing of all animals that have a positive or inconclusive result to an ELISA test on a blood or milk sample. Herdowners with herds in which infection has been confirmed through a prior positive ancillary test should contact their AVP 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.
A simple guide to the programme together with information on the disease is available in the Resource section.
What happens after registration?
After your registration has been successfully processed, Animal Health Ireland 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, Animal Health Ireland will also notify your nominated AVP you have registered for the programme.
However, it is your responsibility to contact your AVP to arrange a visit to conduct a veterinary risk assessment and management plan (VRAMP) on your farm. This is in addition to discussing with them or Milk Recording Organisation to arrange to have a whole herd screening test (ELISA milk or blood) completed.