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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    • Do you know the signs of foot and mouth disease?

      September 19, 2018

      Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and camelids. Thankfully Australia is lucky enough not to have this highly contagious disease of livestock. In 2013, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)[1] estimated the cost of an outbreak of […]

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    • Survey of grains–livestock producers about biosecurity plans

      It’s been a while since the introduction of the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the addition of biosecurity and animal welfare requirements to the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA) in October last year. With on-farm biosecurity for livestock producers being in the spotlight, Farm Biosecurity commissioned some research to look at the progress producers […]

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    • Khapra beetle eradicated from South Australia

      Grain growers across Australia can celebrate the recent news that one of the highest priority pests of stored grain has been declared eradicated from South Australia. The story goes back to 2016 when Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) larvae and beetles were found in imported goods at two premises in Adelaide. Khapra beetles usually feed on […]

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    • Biosecurity procedures are feed for thought

      Aussie farmers are no strangers to a dry spell. As a largely arid country, seasonal conditions can make or break a business. However all the planning and experience in the world cannot substitute for rainfall, and as drought conditions continue through large parts of the country, feed supplies are alarmingly low, leading livestock producers to […]

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    • Don’t let yourself be burned following a disaster

      Natural disasters are an ever-present concern for those living on the land. Both fire and flood are part of the cycle of extreme weather across the country, while tropical storms and extreme winter weather can also cause havoc in their respective regions. When lives and livelihoods are on the line, decisive action is needed. Once […]

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