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Farm Biosecurity visits BeefWorks 2013

November 1, 2013

Footbath at BeefWorks 2013The Farm Biosecurity team visited Kerwee feedlot at Jondaryan in Queensland’s Darling Downs for the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) annual BeefWorks conference held over two days last week (23-24 October).

Each conference attendee was treated with the genuine biosecurity experience, which included disinfecting their footwear, applying hand sanitiser and having their biosecurity risk levels closely scrutinised before entering the feedlot.

In addition to carrying out the biosecurity processes for the conference, the team ran an information stall and provided a number of conference attendees with vital on-farm biosecurity information.

Duncan Rowland, Animal Health Australia’s Executive Director of Biosecurity Services, highlighted the success of Farm Biosecurity’s participation with BeefWorks 2013.

“Approximately 435 conference attendees experienced, first-hand, some of the simple and easy- to-do actions that help protect a property from the entry and spread of diseases, pests and weeds.

“This was the first time a conference of this type was held at a feedlot and because of this unique location, Farm Biosecurity was able to provide a real-world and engaging experience rather than provide a traditional static display,” Mr Rowland said.