Agriculture Victoria has announced it is to resume several key services suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Executive of Agriculture Victoria, Emily Phillips said the Agency had continued to work closely with the agriculture sector and farming communities to provide support during the restrictions.
“We’ve continued to deliver many of our services during coronavirus, ensuring the safety of farmers while prioritising support for this important sector,” Dr Phillips said.
“This included ongoing services to support farmers impacted by bushfire across the North East and East Gippsland, and farmers who continue to be impacted by drought and dry seasonal conditions across the State,” she said.
Dr Phillips said Agriculture Victoria had redesigned many services to be delivered online.
“Operations at Agriculture Victoria’s Pig Services Centre, based at Epsom, will resume from 15 June, including providing and accepting all orders for pig vaccine manufacturing and diagnostic services,” she said.
“Designated fox and wild dog bounty collection centres will open from 29 June, operating in line with physical distancing requirements including established drop off and exclusion zones.”
Dr Phillips encouraged hunters to refresh their knowledge of the terms and conditions of the bounty to ensure that what they submitted was acceptable.