Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

What is farm biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility, and that of every person visiting or working on your property.

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Biosecurity essentials

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.

Farm biosecurity toolkit

We have tools, tips and manuals to help you implement farm biosecurity on your property. You will also find individual profiles for a range of livestock and crops: or you can create a profile tailored to your farm.

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    • The 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producers of the Year

      March 6, 2019

      We’re excited to announce the two winners of the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award, Queensland cattle farmer Melinee Leather, and Yarra Valley strawberry grower Luciano Corallo. Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through the Farm Biosecurity Program, are proud to have partnered once again with the Australian Government’s Department […]

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    • Where there’s swill, there’s no way!

      February 19, 2019

      Given the rapidly changing situation globally with African swine fever (ASF), Animal Health Australia are reminding all landholders who keep pigs to be extremely discerning with what they’re fed, in order to prevent the introduction of new diseases to Australia. “One of the biggest risks of introducing diseases to piggeries is in their feed,” according […]

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    • What is integrated pest management?

      Integrated pest management (IPM) combines the use of biological, cultural and chemical practices to control insect pests in agricultural production.It seeks to use natural predators or parasites to control pests, using selective pesticides for backup only when pests are unable to be controlled by natural means. IPM should not be confused with organic practices.It does […]

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    • Value for money on-farm and at the abattoir

      Are you losing money through hidden health conditions in your sheep leading to meat processing waste? The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) can help you to understand which health conditions might be causing your sheep to be less productive, especially when the signs can’t be seen on-farm. “The NSHMP was set up to monitor […]

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    • Post-harvest jobs to protect stored grain from pests

      February 18, 2019

      After harvest is the perfect time for three simple on-farm hygiene jobs to protect your stored grain from pests and prepare for the year ahead. Kym McIntyre from the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program advises that over summer is a good time to clean your unused grain storage and handling equipment and clear piles of grain […]

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