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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    • 2017 biosecurity survey results are in!

      August 11, 2017

      The level of understanding of biosecurity amongst Australian producers has increased, with more producers controlling weeds and managing pests and diseases of crops and livestock. That’s according to an Australia-wide survey of both crop and livestock producers to track trends in attitudes towards and awareness about farm biosecurity. Without any prompting, 56% of all producers […]

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    • Vigilance a proven difference

      Three recent pest incursions have highlighted the benefits of early detection in containing and eradicating exotic pests. Last year saw the first report of Russian wheat aphid (RWA) in Australia, an incursion of khapra beetle in South Australia, and the outbreak of lupin anthracnose in commercial lupin crops for the first time in NSW. Vigilant […]

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    • Be ‘appy’! – Biosecurity planning at your fingertips

      It’s always a pleasure to receive positive feedback on the FarmBiosecurity app, which has reached over 1200 producers since it was launched in November last year. One such producer is Melinee Leather, an organic beef farmer from central Queensland. She also chairs the Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity Committee within Cattle Council of Australia and […]

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    • Will the ram you buy this season earn its keep?

      Are you experiencing a reduction in lambing percentages or a longer lambing period than normal? If the answer is yes, then you should be on the lookout for ovine brucellosis (OB), a bacterial disease in sheep that can enter your flock easily and relatively undetected! With the ram buying season now in full swing, Animal […]

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    • Pigs should not ‘pig out’ on food waste

      July 21, 2017

      Non-commercial pig owners, and even those with pigs as pets, are being reminded that whilst feeding pigs leftovers may seem like a great idea to reduce waste, what you are doing is potentially opening the door for a multitude of exotic diseases by inadvertently feeding your pigs swill. Swill is food waste containing meat or […]

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