Suburban keepers should be ‘eggstra’ vigilant on biosecurity
Keeping poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese in backyards is a popular practice across Australia, with many people hoping to live sustainably, provide eggs to family and friends or to teach their children about animal rearing and food production. While many birds live safe, healthy and comfortable lives in backyards, it is important to […] Updated: November 13, 2017
Biosecurity – it’s time for everyone to act!
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 […] Updated: October 30, 2018
Never fear, the building blocks of biosecurity are here
You couldn’t operate a farm without agricultural knowledge or build a fence without the right tools, so how could you implement biosecurity practices on your property without a basic understanding of what it involves? Fortunately, help is just a click away, with the Farm Biosecurity website providing farmers and industry stakeholders with access to a […] Updated: February 5, 2016
The value of Australia’s biosecurity system to producers
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released the report The value of Australia’s biosecurity system at the farm gate: an analysis of avoided trade and on-farm impacts. Australia’s biosecurity system protects farms from a large number of pests, weeds and diseases, but the importance of biosecurity to farms can […] Updated: July 2, 2015
Manual – Routine Biosecurity Procedures
1. MOVEMENTS OF BIRDS AND OTHER LIVESTOCK/ ANIMALS 1.1 BIRD MOVEMENTS Objective: To manage the introduction and movement of ducks and their products in a way that minimises the risk of introducing or spreading diseases. More 1.2 LIVESTOCK AND OTHER ANIMAL MOVEMENTS Objective: To manage the introduction and movement of other livestock and animals […] Updated: January 30, 2013
Farm Biosecurity Manual for the Duck Meat Industry
Download the manual. CONTENTS 1. Duck production biosecurity 2. Routine bisoecurity procedures 3. High risk biosecurity procedures 4. Records & Appendixes BACKGROUND, PURPOSE & STATUS In a broad sense, biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a population from transmissible infectious agents at a national, regional and individual […] Updated: February 26, 2013
National Farm Biosecurity Reference Manual – Grazing Livestock Production
Grazing Livestock Biosecurity Download PDF Goals: To prevent the introduction of infectious diseases to grazing livestock production properties To prevent the spread of diseases from an infected property to an uninfected property Continue reading About this manual The National Farm Biosecurity Reference Manual – Grazing is an important tool for meeting our shared responsibility for biosecurity. […] Updated: August 20, 2018
Chook biosecurity in the spotlight
The recent small outbreak of H7 avian influenza at an egg farm near Maitland has been swiftly contained and eradicated in a collaborative effort between industry and NSW authorities. However the incident has thrown a spotlight on the simple but effective farm biosecurity measures which can be implemented at all poultry operations to help prevent […] Updated: August 31, 2016
Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD. Our Symposium will provide the ideal platform for diverse c...
THEMES: Future-proofing biosecurity - Australia will face unprecedented biosecurity risks over the next decade, so the work to build the biosecurity system for 2030 must begin now. This theme will explore emergency preparedness, learnings from other sectors (health, security etc.), risk appetite and game changers.
Visit www.biosym.com.au/program to see all the presentations we have on this topic and don't miss out on the Keynote Panel on Day Two where we discuss this in-depth with representatives from Australia and New Zealand.
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The FMD Ready’s sub-project 3 team are using computer simulation software to test FMD control strategies for Australia – to be prepared in the event an outbreak occurs.
They are currently analysing the results from the first phase of simulations of control strategies with vaccination. Early results from the simulations indicate there may be interesting differences in control strategies in intensive livestock production regions.
The FMD Ready’s sub-project 3 team are using computer simulation software to test FMD control strategies for Australia – to be prepared in the event an outbreak occurs. Find out more about their results at https://t.co/m88AQBo5tD
A big thanks to the 1000+ producers that provided their expert knowledge in the FMD Ready Project’s sub-project 2 producer surveys! Analysis of the data is now underway. Find out more https://t.co/N7xB6uVOmL
We’re pawsitive you’ll love Petal but if you’re in pawsession of #biosecurity risks, your arrival in Aust is gonna be ruff. A passenger from Thailand brought in undeclared pork & fresh leaves infected with citrus canker. Don’t be sorry, just declare it | https://t.co/9tXzvpHHI0
On Wed 1 May the FMD Ready Project’s Beef Innovation Pilot group met for the third time since it was formed to discuss the value of training in post-mortem examination and development of an outbreak response guide. Find out more https://t.co/WPtVsF7MkL
Researchers working in sub-project 1 of the FMD Ready project have been busy collaborating with Duke-National University Singapore to develop a method for processing samples taken from the nose and mouth of FMD-infected animals.
We are pleased to be hosting two #biosecurity specialists from #Vanuatu #SolomonIslands for three weeks as part of the #Pacific Plant Biosecurity Program https://t.co/w3EJhXMz0t @ACIARAustralia @CrawfordFund