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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    • Recognising and reporting unusual signs of disease

      November 16, 2018

      Australia is very fortunate to be free of many diseases and pests that could devastate our livestock industries. This freedom of disease allows us to produce a premium product and access markets all over the world. Whilst we have been fortunate to date, increased international trade, movements of people and products all around the world […]

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    • All hands on Dec – why you should use a Sheep Health Declaration

      It’s all too tempting to dismiss the National Sheep Health Declaration (SHD) as more unnecessary paperwork, but it is a vital tool for producers who want to manage the risks of endemic diseases. The SHD, which is supplied during the sale or agistment of livestock, sets out what the vendor or owner knows about the […]

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    • Secured your farm? You may be the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year

      October 29, 2018

      The search is on once again to find Australian agriculture’s biosecurity champions. If you or someone you know goes the extra mile to protect their property from diseases, pests and weeds, nominate them now for the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award. Our primary producers are on the front lines of the national […]

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    • Advice for grain growers to improve on-farm biosecurity

      October 15, 2018

      Grain growers across Australia are fortunate to have access to biosecurity advice specifically for their industry from Grains Farm Biosecurity Officers in each of the main grain growing states. Officers can work one-on-one with growers to explain simple yet effective ways they can reduce the risks posed by pests, weeds and diseases. The officers work […]

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    • Are you zoonosis-aware?

      Zoonotic diseases are those that can be transmitted from animals to humans. People that live and work around livestock or wildlife are at greater risk of contracting a zoonotic disease, but anyone in close proximity to any animals should make sure they are zoonosis aware. These diseases have the potential to cause serious long-term health […]

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