Disease surveillance could benefit rural property
Anyone hoping to invest in rural property to rear livestock may be glad to hear that measures are being introduced to improve disease surveillance in Victoria.
Payments of more than $4.6 million have been authorised from the Cattle Compensation
Fund and the Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund, which should give greater confidence to rural industries.
"An important new initiative is increasing the number of private veterinarians receiving specialised training in animal disease investigation," commented minister for agriculture and food security Peter Walsh.
He revealed that efforts will also be made to monitor food outlets and ensure that food scraps containing meat are not being supplied to pig producers.
This is important due to the risk posed by swill of spreading potentially fatal conditions to animals such as foot and mouth disease.
Roy Morgan Research recently released its State of the Nation Report 11, which showed that there are a number of advantages to investing in rural real estate.
The mining sector was found to have the highest level of confidence among rural communities, compared to the waste, water and utilities industries in urban areas.