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 pig farmers.
As a pig farmer, the number one way to protect yourself from biosecurity risks is to keep diseases, pests and weeds out of your piggery business. Australian Pork Limited has developed a number of tools and resources to help you keep your pigs healthy and protect the entire industry from disease risks.
PigPass National Vendor Declaration scheme
PigPass is one part of the industry’s comprehensive traceability system. It is the pork industry’s National Vendor Declaration (NVD) scheme, which ensures that movements of pigs are documented, and in the event of a problem, are traceable.
If you need to move pigs off your property then you will need a PigPass NVD. This NVD records the number of pigs moved, the Property Identification Codes (PIC) of the properties involved, the tattoo number of the pigs and other important information.
What is the PigPass system?Do I have to tattoo or tag my pigsGet a PigPass
Feeding ‘swill’ to pigs is illegal in all states and territories of Australia. Feeding swill to pigs is the most likely way that Australian livestock may be exposed to an exotic disease agent like foot and mouth disease. Swill includes meat or meat products, or anything that has been in contact with meat or meat products. Swill may include food scraps, bakery waste and waste from restaurants. It generally does not include tallow, gelatin, dairy products or commercially rendered meat and bone meal or fish meal.
For more information download the swill feeding fact sheet or visit the Feeding your pigs page.
APIQ✓® is the Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance program. It uses the principles of Hazard Analysis and managing Critical Control Points (HACCP). APIQ✓® provides the framework and standards by which Australian pig producers can demonstrate they are responsible farmers who care for their animals, the environment and their customers by following safe and sustainable practices.
Biosecurity is one of the five major components of the APIQ✓® program, helping you manage health risks to your pigs, to other pigs and people.
A wonderful video below from The Feed SBS VICELAND with the important message that 'farmer' is not a gender based word!
Did you know: - Women make up roughly one-third of the Australian agricultural workforce. - 49% of on-farm income in Australia is generated by women. - In big ag businesses, only 2% of CEOs are women, compared to an average of 17% in other sectors.
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.
Did you catch our Animal Health in Australia 'Fun Fact Friday' series? If not, we'll be rolling these out again over the next few weeks!
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