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EAD Preparedness Workshop

Registrations are now open for the ALFA EAD Preparedness Workshop, proudly supported by the Biosecurity Preparedness Package allocated to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).


Emergency Animal Diseases (EADs) constitute a real time threat to Australia's agriculture, economy, and ecological balance.


Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) are not present in Australia however the emergence of LSD and Foot-and-Mouth Disease FMD in Indonesia have heightened the risk of an incursion in Australia, necessitating heightened vigilance throughout the supply chain.

The ALFA EAD Preparedness Workshop, serves as a strategic initiative to address escalating EAD risks, notably FMD and LSD. Collaboratively organised by DAF and ALFA, this workshop aims to bolster the preparedness of the feedlot industry for an effective EAD response by identifying challenges and opportunities for lot feeders during a response.

The 1.5 day workshop, facilitated by Dr Ron Glanville and hosted by ALFA Manager Feedlot Industry Biosecurity, Rachael O'Brien, is aimed at equipping feedlot owners and managers, with:

  • Assess key methods for destruction, disposal and decontamination in a feedlot environment.

  • Identify gaps in emergency animal disease (EAD) preparedness and response that are unique to lot feeders.

  • Identify opportunities to enhance EAD preparedness in the lot feeding industry.

  • Dr Ron Glanville, Former Chief Biosecurity Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer for QLD

Dr Ron Glanville has had a 46-year career working in biosecurity in Australia, including the positions of Chief Biosecurity Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer for Queensland. His government career highlights included establishment of Biosecurity Queensland as an integrated biosecurity agency, leadership roles in over 30 biosecurity emergency responses; and key roles in a range of other state and national programs.

  • Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) impacts on feedlots

  • Principled vs practical measures to quickly stop disease spread with a particular focus on destruction, disposal and decontamination


Location - Toowoomba, QLD Date - Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May 2024

Venue - The venue location will be shared with those registered.

Time - From Thursday (Day 1) 9am - 5pm to Friday (Day 2) 9am - 12 noon.


Registration is essential as places are strictly limited. The workshop is free to attend and covers workshop materials and catering for the duration of the workshop. Travel to and from the workshop, and accommodation is not included.

ALFA MEMBER - $0 per person

NON-MEMBER - $0 per person

Once registered, you will be emailed a confirmation email with venue details and individual enrolment details.


If you need to cancel, you may do so in writing to

Terms & Conditions:

ALFA holds events in third-party venues and uses contracted facilitators that may hold their own policies around COVID-19 vaccination and may require ALFA event attendees to check in via a QR code and/or show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination certificate or medical exemption. ALFA holds no responsibility for your ability to access a venue if you cannot produce sufficient evidence of vaccination or if you choose not to adhere to the venue’s check-in requirements. No refunds will be issued if you are denied access to the venue due to the above outlined conditions.

If you need assistance or would like to contact ALFA regarding this workshop, please email or call (02) 9290 3700.

This workshop has been funded by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries from the Biosecurity Preparedness Package funding provided to the Department in the 2023-24 budget.  



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