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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    • CattleMAP: the next steps in the new approach to JD in cattle

      October 17, 2016

      As of 1 November 2016, the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) will transition to alternative industry assurance systems. This outcome follows a review of CattleMAP, undertaken by Herd Health P/L on behalf of the Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Steering Committee. The new arrangements for CattleMAP participants is another step in the […]

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    • Perfect match

      Following a three-year pilot period, the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) has become a permanent subsidiary of Animal Health Australia (AHA), helping ensure the partnership between Farm Biosecurity and the LBN continues to grow. The LBN plays a vital role undertaking on-farm biosecurity education and extension activities in partnership with private and public organisations across Australia, […]

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    • Excellent hygiene before, during and after grain harvest

      October 12, 2016

      Despite recent heavy rain damaging or even destroying some crops, the 2016 grain harvest is approaching fast and thoughts should turn to preparing for harvest to maximise yield and financial return. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer in Victoria, says that now is the time to perform critical hygiene maintenance on harvesting machinery and grain storage […]

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    • Bee biosecurity code of practice

      The secret to being a good beekeeper Currently Australia is free of many serious honey bee pests that damage the health of European honey bees overseas. According to Alison Saunders, National Manager for Horticultural Cropping at Plant Health Australia, exotic pests such as varroa, tropilaelaps or tracheal mites are a constant threat. “As bad as […]

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    • Pollination agreements avoid getting stung

      September 2, 2016

      It’s an annual spring event as beekeepers move hives from one area of the country to another following the flower blossoms of nut, fruit and vegetable plants that need pollination by bees to produce a crop. The season starts with almonds, usually in August, which are almost entirely dependent on bees for pollination and seed […]

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