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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    • The lure of Qfly control

      August 8, 2016

      It’s been described as the gaping hole in the toolbox for fruit growers – an effective lure and kill device for female Queensland fruit fly (Qfly). Currently lures attract only male fruit fly, through the use of a pheromone-like chemical called Cue-Lure. While this is helpful for monitoring Qfly populations, it is the female fruit […]

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    • Alert: Asian honey bees and varroa in Townsville

        UPDATE: More Asian honey bees found in Townsville (Biosecurity Queensland update, 9 August 2016)   The Queensland city of Townsville is on alert after varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) were found in a feral Asian honey bee hive spotted by stevedores in a container stand on 27 June at the Port of Townsville. Not long […]

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    • Farm Biosecurity, for all creatures great and small

      August 5, 2016

      Whilst sheep, cattle, chickens and pigs are the bread and butter of Australia’s livestock production, there are a host of other unique livestock sectors across the country that contribute to the economy and require good on-farm biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness too. Animal Health Australia (AHA) has teamed up with Charles Sturt University to […]

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    • Tools tailored for the JD job

      Want help to prevent or manage production diseases such as Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle now the new approach to JD is underway? Then you need to get familiar with four new biosecurity tools. The tools, developed by Animal Health Australia (AHA) in conjunction with industry bodies, include the National Cattle Health Declaration, the Johne’s […]

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    • Biosecurity – it’s time for everyone to act!

      July 8, 2016

      A new approach to managing biosecurity is underway with new biosecurity acts for NSW and Queensland, placing greater responsibility on producers and reducing government regulation. Queensland implemented its Biosecurity Act 2014 on 1 July, and NSW is expected to officially implement its new legislation next year. Queensland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Alison Crook explained what the […]

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