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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    • Strawberry grower recognised for on-farm biosecurity efforts

      March 22, 2019

      Luciano Corallo, a strawberry grower in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, is one of two winners of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which is part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards presented by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The Corallos were nominated for the award by Karen Thomas, Regional Agriculture Facilitator for the […]

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    • Expecting a delivery from overseas? Look out for the brown marmorated stink bug

      If you’re receiving parts, equipment or machinery from overseas, particularly Europe, China and the USA, keep an eye out for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys). BMSB has featured in the news this summer following several ships delivering cars to Australia being turned away at our border due to detections of this hitchhiker […]

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    • Are you feeding your poddy calf appropriately?

      Do you know the long-term consequences of what you feed your animals? Animal Health Australia (AHA) are reminding producers and hobby farmers of Australia’s Ruminant Feed Ban, which prohibits the feeding of animal material to ruminant livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats and deer. Dr Rob Barwell, AHA’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, said that the ban was […]

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    • The 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producers of the Year

      March 6, 2019

      We’re excited to announce the two winners of the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award, Queensland cattle farmer Melinee Leather, and Yarra Valley strawberry grower Luciano Corallo. Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through the Farm Biosecurity Program, are proud to have partnered once again with the Australian Government’s Department […]

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    • Where there’s swill, there’s no way!

      February 19, 2019

      Given the rapidly changing situation globally with African swine fever (ASF), Animal Health Australia are reminding all landholders who keep pigs to be extremely discerning with what they’re fed, in order to prevent the introduction of new diseases to Australia. “One of the biggest risks of introducing diseases to piggeries is in their feed,” according […]

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