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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    • Don’t bring back more than memories

      June 18, 2018

      Farmers, researchers, agronomists, government agency staff, scholarship recipients and tourists from rural areas need to be hyper vigilant with their hygiene practices when returning from overseas trips. Grains Farm Biosecurity Officer, Jim Moran, says that by taking unnecessary risks with hygiene, people are putting Australia’s agricultural industries at risk. “Just because you get through customs […]

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    • New biosecurity manual for potato growers

      The Potato Growers’ Biosecurity Manual is a guide to farm biosecurity measures to reduce the risk of weeds, pests, and diseases impacting production. It was developed by Plant Health Australia in consultation with AUSVEG and potato growers across NSW, Victoria and South Australia. The manual is designed to be used by potato growers and their staff, […]

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    • Managing wildlife: a necessary evil for good biosecurity and land management

      A number of proposed or completed culls of wild animals have gained publicity recently, including plans to reduce the number of brumbies in Victoria’s alpine regions, calls to lift quotas on kangaroo harvesting in New South Wales, and competitive pig hunts in Queensland. Despite sound arguments for this type of population management, culling is always […]

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    • Biosecurity can make or break a farm, but it’s life or death for livestock!

      Biosecurity signs have popped up on farm gates around the country as graziers continue to secure their farms against disease, pest and weed threats. Yet for many producers, especially in what’s known as the intensive livestock industries, these signs are commonplace, and have been for some time. That’s because farmers raising animals in close contact […]

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    • Farm biosecurity is central to good land management

      By implementing simple biosecurity measures in your day-to-day operations, you will improve your own biosecurity and that of your region, while minimising production losses and unnecessary costs. That’s the key message for producers from the Farm Biosecurity project, a joint initiative of Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia. The project’s goal is to […]

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