Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

Sugarcane

Sugarcane | Sugarcane best management practice | Sugarcane biosecurity essentials | Sugarcane biosecurity zones | Sugarcane pests and weeds

 

Biosecurity Manual for Sugarcane ProducersThe Biosecurity Manual for Sugarcane Producers outlines the recommended on farm biosecurity practices that aim to reduce the risks from pests. Other resources for sugacane producers are listed below.

When thinking about implementing biosecurity measures on your farm, the six biosecurity essentials are a good place to start. The biosecurity essentials are:

1. Farm inputs
2. People, vehicles and equipment
3. Production practices
4. Farm outputs
5. Feral animals and weeds
6. Train, plan and record

The actual management practices you choose will vary from site to site, depending on the size of your property(s) the infrastructure and the day-to-day management of operations. If you are already following an accreditation scheme or industry best management practice guidelines (such as Smartcane BMP) it is likely to already include a biosecurity component. There are many measures that you can put in place to improve biosecurity.

New and emerging livestock industries

this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for your industry.

Animal Health Australia has teamed up with Charles Sturt University to develop biosecurity resources and emergency animal disease preparedness information for new and emerging livestock industries including emu, turkey, dairy sheep, buffalo, deer and harvesting industries including rangeland goats and kangaroos.

The project, which is being funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, commenced with research undertaken by the university to determine attitudes to, and awareness of, biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness.

Resources and information are being developed for each of the new and emerging industry sectors and placed on this webpage. Scroll down to see what resources are available for the following industries:

For the Alpaca, duck and dairy/fibre goat industries, visit the species-specific industry pages on the Farm Biosecurity website for further information.

 

Fact sheets and posters

Download and print these fact sheets to educate staff and others working on your property about the importance of biosecurity for your industry. You can also download the posters, print them and place them in and around your property to remind staff and visitors about the importance of biosecurity.

Buffalo

Buff poster Buffalo
Poster Fact sheet

 

Camels

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Poster Fact sheet

 

Crocodiles

Crocodile RIRDC Factsheet_Croc_proof-1
 Poster Fact sheet

 

Dairy Sheep

Dairy Sheep RIRDC Factsheet_Sheep_proof-1
Poster Fact sheet

 

Deer

 

Deer RIRDC Factsheet_Deer_proof-1
Poster Fact sheet

 

 

Emus

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Poster Fact sheet

 


 

Game Birds

Game Bird RIRDC Factsheet_Game Birds_proof-1
Poster fact sheet

 

Kangaroo

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Poster Fact sheet

 

Marron and Redclaw

 

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Poster Fact sheet

 


Ostrich

Ostrich RIRDC Factsheet_Ostrich_proof-1
Poster Fact sheet


Rabbit

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Poster Fact sheet



Turkey

Turkey RIRDC Factsheet_Turkey_proof-1
 Poster Fact sheet

 

General Poster

Plantation forestry

 

Plantation forestry | Plantation forestry pests | Forestry biosecurity practices | Hypothetical incursion | Plantation forestry quality assurance


Biosecurity Manual for the Plantation Timber IndustryThe Biosecurity Manual for Plantation Timber Industry outlines the recommended on farm biosecurity practices that aim to reduce the risk of pests. Other resources for foresters are listed below. The forestry industry section also includes information about specific pests, management practices and a hypothetical incursion by pine bark beetle.

Viticulture

Viticulture | Viticulture pests | Viticulture product management | Phylloxera

 

Biosecurity Manual for Viticulture IndustryThe Biosecurity Manual for the Viticulture Industry outlines the recommended on farm biosecurity practices that aim to reduce the risk of pests. Other resources for grape producers are listed below.

The viticulture industry section also includes information about specific pests, management practices and phylloxera.

Horses

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices that protect the health of your horses and minimise the risk of disruption and financial loss from a major disease event.

Horse workbook coverThe recommended biosecurity practices for horse owners are contained in the Horse Venue Biosecurity Workbook.

The workbook assists venue owners and managers to establish a set of biosecurity measures applicable to their venue, which can easily be implemented over time to ensure horses are protected from diseases and pests. It was produced so a venue holding just one horse, or a racing complex holding hundreds, could design and implement measures appropriate for their particular venue, while also addressing individual management and site issues. The Horse Venue Biosecurity Workbook can be adapted to suit your individual horse activities and enterprise.

Eggs

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s egg producers.

Egg manual cover imageThe National Farm Biosecurity Technical Manual for Egg Production is now available for egg producers. The purpose of this manual was to provide a minimum set of biosecurity standards, applicable to all poultry producers (including ratites). While it specifically deals with commercial layer chicken and table egg production, the principles of this manual are applicable to other poultry species used for egg production and should be followed.

 

Zoos

On this page, you will find tools to help you implement simple, everyday biosecurity practices to help you secure your animals, your property and your business.

National Zoo Biosecurity ManualThe current best practice biosecurity measures for the Australian zoo industry are detailed in the National Zoo Biosecurity Manual. The manual is intended for use by individual zoos, including fauna parks, sanctuaries, aquariums and marine parks, holding native and/or exotic species, as a tool to help them to gauge their own biosecurity requirements and to assist them to develop a biosecurity plan suitable for their particular circumstances. The manual outlines both basic guidelines and higher level guidelines for all zoos.

Lot feeding

You have an important role to play in protecting your property and the entire lot feeding industry from biosecurity threats. At the industry, regional and national levels, biosecurity measures protect the health of livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s lot feeders.

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to help you secure your farm and secure your future.

National Biosecurity Manual for Beef Cattle Feedlots

The National Biosecurity Manual for Beef Cattle Feedlots has been produced as a tool that owners, managers, staff and contractors at beef cattle feedlots can use to translate biosecurity practices into operating procedures and work instructions.

 

 

Ducks

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s duck meat producers.

The rDuck manual coverecommended on-farm biosecurity practices for duck farmers are provided in the Farm Biosecurity Manual for the Duck Meat Industry, developed by the Australian Duck Meat Industry Association. The manual aims to prevent infectious diseases from coming into duck production facilities or spreading from an infected area to an uninfected area. It identifies areas of risk common to all duck enterprises along with appropriate measures to minimise these risks.

Chickens

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for Australia’s chicken meat producers.

Chicken manual coverThe recommended on-farm biosecurity practices for chicken growers are provided in the National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Chicken Growers. The manual identifies areas of risk common to most broiler farms and appropriate measures to minimise these risks. It establishes a minimum set of biosecurity guidelines applicable to all meat chicken producers from hatcheries to the point of delivery at the processor.

Download the manual.