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 […]
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 […]
Integrated pest management (IPM) combines the use of biological, cultural and chemical practices to control insect pests in agricultural production.It seeks to use natural predators or parasites to control pests, using selective pesticides for backup only when pests are unable to be controlled by natural means. IPM should not be confused with organic practices.It does […]
Are you losing money through hidden health conditions in your sheep leading to meat processing waste? The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) can help you to understand which health conditions might be causing your sheep to be less productive, especially when the signs can’t be seen on-farm. “The NSHMP was set up to monitor […]
February 18, 2019
After harvest is the perfect time for three simple on-farm hygiene jobs to protect your stored grain from pests and prepare for the year ahead. Kym McIntyre from the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program advises that over summer is a good time to clean your unused grain storage and handling equipment and clear piles of grain […]
This great animation by the @QSIA shows why it is important to work together to keep Australia free of exotic pests & diseases.
Find out more about what you can do on the side of #BioSym2019 on the Gold Coast at https://t.co/RhQC2x67iH and don't forget to book your accommodation at our exclusive delegate rate!
Do you want direct access to influential players in Australia's biosecurity system? Then why not come on board as a sponsor or exhibitor to our l Australian Biosecurity Symposium!
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An important step for Australia’s #wildlife, the first exercise to test the guidelines for a wildlife health response was put to the test in Exercise Drop Bear.
Read about what it means for the future of Australian wildlife #biosecurity on pages 36-37 https://t.co/rp83ZvQOXG
We met Marlena at the Australian Veterinary Association conference in 2018 and were so inspired by her passion and enthusiasm towards the profession that we just had to share her story with you all!
You can read her story on pages 34-35 here https://t.co/rp83ZvQOXG
Use the @FarmBiosecurity Action Planner to assess the risks on your farm and to take steps to address them. Refer to the planner periodically to check on progress and prioritise actions.
Download a copy at: https://t.co/UvLj655wPQ @AHA_au @planthealthaust
Australia is in the fortunate position to be able to plan for potential disease incursions now, while it is free from major pests and disease, and it would be in its best interests to act
Today is International Day of Forests! We have a program underway helping to protect Australia's forests from exotic pests https://t.co/6zmfJn64J7 @AFPAonline @DeptAgNews
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