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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    • Warning on uncertified seed

      March 20, 2018

      While it might be tempting to trade seed ‘over the fence’ for sowing, the biosecurity risks associated with using uncertified seed should be considered carefully. Dr Sharyn Taylor, coordinator of the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program run by Plant Health Australia, says sowing uncertified seed poses an unknown level of risk to production. “In addition to […]

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    • Going the whole hog on reporting stock movements

      March 19, 2018

      Traceability is an important part of the national animal health system. Identifying livestock and recording their movements allows us to track where an animal has come from, who or what has come into contact with that animal and where it has gone. For nearly a decade, cattle, sheep and goat producers have been required to […]

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    • Show you’re serious about biosecurity

      With Easter right around the corner, preparations for one of Australia’s biggest agricultural shows – the Sydney Royal Easter Show – are in full swing. Agricultural shows have a long and proud tradition throughout the country and come in all shapes and sizes. Some exist as an annual event for their local community, while others […]

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    • Banana growers recognised in biosecurity awards

      March 8, 2018

      The winners of the inaugural Farm Biosecurity Producer of The Year Award, part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards, are Mackay Farming Group from Tully, Queensland, and Rum Jungle Organics, from Batchelor in the Northern Territory. The Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award was established by Animal Health Australia, Plant Health Australia and the Department […]

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    • Damn these flies!

      February 16, 2018

      Growers of fruit and vegetables that can be hosts of Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly are reminded of the need to be vigilant when it comes to control of the pest year round. Darryl Barbour, National Manager of the Fruit Fly Council, said it’s important to follow biosecurity rules and not give fruit flies a […]

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