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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    • A fluffy story prompts a serious reminder

      August 16, 2018

      A loose ram wandering an outer suburb of Canberra may have captured the imaginations of local residents, but has prompted Animal Health Australia to issue a reminder to sheep producers about the importance of biosecurity, starting with a good fence. It pays to remember the risks that livestock can pose to human and animal health, […]

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    • Don’t get fleeced by OB

      As sheep breeding season approaches, so does the threat of ovine brucellosis (OB), an infectious disease that can affect all sheep breeds and cause considerable economic loss for producers. Causing inflammation of the male reproductive organs, OB can result in infertility in some affected rams and in some cases, has been associated with abortion and […]

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    • Biosecurity basics: Make your own footbath

      August 10, 2018

      Dirty boots can pose a very real risk to your property. People can unintentionally carry pest or disease-causing organisms on unwashed footwear, bringing them on to your farm without even realising it. Soil-borne pests (like phylloxera, anthrax, Panama disease) and weed seeds are carried in dirt and mud. Pieces of infected plant material, manure and […]

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    • Beekeepers urged to adopt Biosecurity Code of Practice

      All commercial and hobby beekeepers are being urged to adopt the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice to keep their bees healthy and to safeguard honey bee and pollination dependent industries. Honey production is worth more than $100 million annually, along with sales of beeswax, queen and packaged bees. This is dwarfed by […]

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    • Five key ways you can beef up your livestock biosecurity

      July 20, 2018

      Jess Rummery, AHA’s Biosecurity and Extension Manager, Northern Australia Every property has different biosecurity risks, which is why no two biosecurity plans are the same, and there’s no point spending the time and effort to make a plan that isn’t put into practice. This article highlights some key ways you can strengthen your overall biosecurity, […]

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