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.
Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking to appoint two non-executive directors to its Board.
All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian red meat and livestock industry, strong business acumen and financial literacy.
For more info, please phone Tracie at Carnovale Recruitment on 0404 979 206 or visit mla.com.au/directorguidelines. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is on Friday 1 June 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
The Office of the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, Australian livestock industries and other animal health stakeholders are planning the inaugural Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) conference.
The Call for Abstracts is now open. Submit an abstract relating to the below categories by 4 June 2018. 1. Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship efforts 2. Potential Barriers to progressing AMS 3. Potential solutions to progressing AMS
Agriculture Victoria Chief Veterinary Officer Charles Milne said swill is the traditional name for any food waste containing meat or any other animal products or by-products, apart from Australian milk by-products, and swill feeding is supplying this food waste to pigs.
Sheep Producers Australia are looking to recruit an exceptional CEO to support them to be the leading supplier of lamb and sheepmeat to a world with growing demand for their premium product.
Applications close 9am Monday 4 June 2018 - https://t.co/iGn4FpClcB
‘Bee Prepared’ is part of a national biosecurity program designed to prepare Aus to deal with a potential Varroa mite outbreak. To continue protecting our borders from this pest members of the bee-keeping industry are completing an emergency simulation exercise in Orange tomorrow
We have some of the oldest grapevines in the world in #SouthAustralia 🍇 So help us keep our vines safe from pests like phylloxera and don't walk amongst our vines. Enjoy our wines, protect our vines. #vinehealth #aussiewine