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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    • On-farm biosecurity – there’s an app for that

      November 30, 2016

      It might not be as entertaining or addictive as some apps, but the new FarmBiosecurity smartphone app will help take your biosecurity planning to the next level. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the FarmBiosecurity app is a free tool that allows livestock and crop producers to create their own personalised biosecurity plan. Alison […]

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    • Make sure hitch hikers don’t arrive with backpacker labour

      November 11, 2016

      At this time of year, many fruit or veg producers will have casual labourers, often backpackers, on their property to help with harvesting activities. If care is not taken, labourers can spread diseases, pests and weed seeds on their clothing, equipment and vehicles as they move from farm-to-farm and region-to-region. But armed with the necessary […]

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    • Top 40 priority pests named and shamed

      Australia’s top 40 least wanted plant pests and diseases have recently been named. The list came from a comparison of the possible ways that pests can enter Australia, the likelihood of them entering, their ability to become established and spread, and the consequences for businesses, human health and the environment if they do. The broadacre […]

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    • 1800 675 888. Don’t forget it!

      Just because you suspect you might have an emergency animal disease present in your livestock doesn’t necessarily mean you have one, but calling the emergency animal disease (EAD) watch hotline on 1800 675 888 should be the first thing you do if you have even the slightest suspicion. Early intervention is vital in an EAD […]

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    • Declare or else it’s buyer beware

      You wouldn’t buy a car without knowing what condition it was in, so why would you risk purchasing cattle or goats without knowing their health status? Especially now that it’s easier than ever for prospective buyers to find out the health information of cattle and goats offered for sale, with the National Cattle Health Declaration […]

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