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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    • Don’t just be a bee owner: be a bee keeper

      June 9, 2016

      Alan Wade was the first President of the Beekeeper’s Association of the ACT. He helped establish the club about 40 years ago, but the number of members has grown enormously in the last few years, because it’s become fashionable to keep bees. Alan says that honey bee biosecurity is all about bee condition. “You need […]

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    • Managing Russian wheat aphid

      Following the decision that the newly arrived pest Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) is not eradicable, growers are advised to seek advice from their department of agriculture or the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) about how to manage the pest in cereal crops. The decision was made by the National Management Group on Russian […]

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    • Goat producers show how easy biosecurity can be

      June 8, 2016

      For John Schooneveldt and his partner Donna Reid (pictured seated, left), biosecurity is woven into everyday life at their goat property outside Binalong, in southern NSW. The couple have raised cashmere goats on their 107-acre property for the past 20 years and over this time have integrated biosecurity practices with their daily operations in order […]

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    • CattleMAP testing suspended

      Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now commenced the evaluation of the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) – a key step in the implementation of the recently released BJD Framework. During this evaluation period it has been agreed that the testing requirement for CattleMAP will be suspended until 1 November 2016. “The […]

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    • I spy with my little eye, something beginning with diseases, pests and weeds

      May 6, 2016

      Two of the simplest, cheapest and most effective biosecurity actions you can take are monitoring and keeping a record of the health of your crops and livestock. What’s even better is that with the right planning, stock and crop monitoring can be integrated into those everyday farm jobs like vaccinating, spraying for weeds or insect […]

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