The national voice for Australian dairy farmers

Agvet chemicals

Agvet Chemicals

Dairy farmers need access to safe, affordable and effective agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines in order to manage pests and disease that would otherwise threaten animal health and welfare outcomes and/or the production of safe food.

ADF supports Dairy Australia in responding to government consultations on technical aspects of the regulations, including the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s (APVMA) trade advice notices on proposed changes to registered products, and the Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) progressive review of the Food Standards Code, which may relate to Agvet chemical use or residues.

ADF continues to support the government’s initiative to modernise and simplify the legislation, and to reduce the red tape associated with the use of Agvet chemicals on Australian farms. In particular, ADF supports an enhanced risk-based approach that reduces unnecessary regulatory burden, improves the use of trusted foreign regulators for Australian registration, and provides fair access to Agvet chemicals in an equivalent manner to our key competitors, such as New Zealand.

Policy priorities

  • Improve the regulatory regime for agricultural and veterinary (Agvet) chemicals by reducing the red tape associated with their use, to ensure they are readily available to dairy farmers and at an affordable cost.
  • Support Dairy Australia in responding to government consultations on technical aspects of the regulations.

Contact Details

Level 2 Swann House
22 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: (03) 8621 4200

Fax: (03) 8621 4280

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