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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    • Market gardener on the edge of the urban sprawl

      November 19, 2018

      Glenn Favero is extremely proactive in his approach to biosecurity and he and his team at Favero Gardens near Cranbourne in Victoria undertake a number of biosecurity practices. Running an operation in a peri-urban region, Glenn and his staff are aware of these risks and actively work to mitigate them. The growing operation focuses on […]

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    • Getting biosecurity zoning right

      Zoning your farm should be a priority to secure your farm against diseases, pests and weeds – but it’s not an easy task to retrofit biosecurity measures on a farm that was set up with other priorities in mind. Most people don’t have the luxury of planning the property layout from scratch and deciding where […]

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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 from 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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