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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    • Johne’s disease frequently asked questions

      June 22, 2017

      Animal Health Australia has developed the following FAQs for producers implementing on-farm biosecurity plans to meet the new requirements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score.   More questions and answers can be found here

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    • Declare or it’s buyer beware

      June 16, 2017

      Are you a sheep producer looking for more confidence when buying in new stock? Well, help has arrived in the form of the newly created National Sheep Health Declaration (SHD), which replaces the outgoing National Sheep Health Statement. The SHD is the most important disease risk management tool livestock buyers have available to them. It […]

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    • Biosecurity focus – the future for cattle producers

      The voluntary Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) has been developed to assist beef cattle producers in identifying the risk of Johne’s disease (JD) occurring in a herd. Transitional arrangements for J-BAS end on 1 July 2017 and cattle producers across Australia are urged to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan in order to maintain their current […]

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    • Send alpaca diseases packing

      June 9, 2017

      Like any traditional livestock industry, the alpaca farming sector face very similar risks of disease and pest incursions, many of which have the capability of impacting the entire industry. And, just like larger farming sectors, the best way to avoid and combat pests and diseases is by having a robust farm biosecurity plan in place […]

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    • Using an integrated pest management strategy to manage psyllids

      In 2008, a study project into control options within an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy was undertaken, to prepare for an Australian incursion of the tomato potato psyllid. Based on work done in New Zealand, the project looked at methods which had been effective or ineffective in New Zealand’s potato crops, and developed a strategy […]

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