You have an important role to play in protecting your property and the entire chicken meat 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 chicken meat producers.
The 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.
As a chicken farmer, the best way to protect yourself from biosecurity risks is to keep diseases, pests and weeds off your property. The chicken growers’ biosecurity manual contains a suite of tools to help farmers implement a comprehensive property biosecurity plan, including:
National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Poultry Production
This manual establishes a minimum set of biosecurity standards applicable to all poultry producers. While the manual was produced with commercial producers in mind, the principles of good biosecurity apply to any poultry or bird-raising operation.
National Water Biosecurity Manual - Poultry Production
The manual identifies what water sources are safe to be used by the Australian poultry industry, which is an important issue because contaminated water can cause disease outbreaks.
Interim guidelines for persons working with poultry and other birds at risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza
The guidelines provide summary information on avian influenza, and specific health and safety advice for personnel involved in the handling, farming or processing of poultry and poultry products, and other workers who may be exposed to birds or their associated products (secretions, faeces, litter, eggs and meat), potentially contaminated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Read more...
Maintaining sound on-farm biosecurity is very important in preventing the single biggest threat to the poultry industry’s sustainability – an outbreak of an emergency animal disease. For this reason, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation works closely with governments and industry partners to keep out potentially disastrous exotic threats, such as:
A wonderful video below from The Feed SBS VICELAND with the important message that 'farmer' is not a gender based word!
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Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud opened the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association annual industry conference this week, speaking on how the NT is placed to seize the growing opportunities in international demand for Australian beef.
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The annual AHiA publication is an insightful summary into Australia's animal health system, and we've taken some interesting facts out for you!
#SheepProducers has today endorsed a new definition of lamb, to be the same as the New Zealand definition. Industry feedback, science and data informed the decision. More info at https://t.co/fDbKoHQZc5
We're hitting the road this April/May with the Wine Grape Council of SA, to deliver the latest info about biosecurity to growers as part of the 2018 Grape Grower Roadshow. Find out more and register here: https://t.co/jQ4dKFBNur
Our recently published paper on "Modelling the potential distribution of #Trissolcus japonicus a biocontrol agent of #BMSB", is now Open Access. Download it here: https://t.co/85xenKcAqK
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Uncertified seed can introduce a host of unwanted pests and diseases. Top tips from Sharyn Taylor @planthealthaust on reducing the risk of introducing any new threats on or with seed for the 2018 crop. https://t.co/RzUNbdR65l