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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    • Got your harvesting and storage game plan ready yet?

      November 13, 2017

      Grain harvest has begun in the northern states of Australia, so it’s time to plan your harvesting down south. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer, says that you need to use a multi-step game plan rather than a single play when it comes to hygienic grain storage. “What are your tactics to minimise insect infestations and […]

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    • The enemy within: containing regional plant pests

      Biosecurity officers in South Australia recently set up a random road block near Blanchetown, to stop and inspect vehicles for fruit and vegetables which can carry fruit fly. Over two days, a total of 78 written cautions were issued by PIRSA staff after inspecting 500 vehicles. Rod Turner, General Manager for Risk Management at Plant […]

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    • Suburban keepers should be ‘eggstra’ vigilant on biosecurity

      Keeping poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese in backyards is a popular practice across Australia, with many people hoping to live sustainably, provide eggs to family and friends or to teach their children about animal rearing and food production. While many birds live safe, healthy and comfortable lives in backyards, it is important to […]

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    • Biosecurity a team effort

      One thing is clear from the results of the 2017 Farm Biosecurity Producer Survey: you are working together more than ever before to secure your farms against all manner of biosecurity threats. When 1200 producers across Australia were interviewed it was discovered that two-thirds of them, regardless of what they farm, share the responsibility for […]

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    • Livestock Production Assurance: What 1 October 2017 means for producers

      October 16, 2017

      Over the past few months, 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) has seen on-farm biosecurity planning become the subject of many discussions, forums, workshops and articles. With the changes to LPA taking effect from 1 October, […]

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