You have an important role to play in protecting your property and the entire alpaca industry from biosecurity threats.
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 alpaca producers.
The recommended on-farm biosecurity practices for alpaca owners are contained in the National Biosecurity Reference Manual – Grazing Livestock Production.
The manual provides a set of voluntary, cost-effective guidelines to help reduce the risk of disease entering a property, spreading through the livestock population, and/or being passed to surrounding livestock operations. It outlines recommended measures under five management areas: Livestock; People, equipment and vehicles; Feed and water; Pests and weeds; Management.
This easy to read brochure includes case studies to assist producers to develop practical, easy to implement workable practices to protect their investments. Five key management areas identified in the brochure are: farm outputs, farm inputs, people, vehicles & equipment, production practices and ferals, pests & weeds.