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

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Johne’s disease frequently asked questions

June 22, 2017

Animal Health Australia has developed the following FAQs for producers implementing on-farm biosecurity plans to meet the new requirements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score.   More questions and answers can be found here Read more
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Declare or it’s buyer beware

June 16, 2017

Are you a sheep producer looking for more confidence when buying in new stock? Well, help has arrived in the form of the newly created National Sheep Health Declaration (SHD), which replaces the outgoing National Sheep Health Statement. The SHD is the most important disease risk management tool livestock buyers have available to them. It […] Read more
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Biosecurity focus – the future for cattle producers

June 16, 2017

The voluntary Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) has been developed to assist beef cattle producers in identifying the risk of Johne’s disease (JD) occurring in a herd. Transitional arrangements for J-BAS end on 1 July 2017 and cattle producers across Australia are urged to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan in order to maintain their current […] Read more
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Send alpaca diseases packing

June 9, 2017

Like any traditional livestock industry, the alpaca farming sector face very similar risks of disease and pest incursions, many of which have the capability of impacting the entire industry. And, just like larger farming sectors, the best way to avoid and combat pests and diseases is by having a robust farm biosecurity plan in place […] Read more
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Using an integrated pest management strategy to manage psyllids

June 9, 2017

In 2008, a study project into control options within an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy was undertaken, to prepare for an Australian incursion of the tomato potato psyllid. Based on work done in New Zealand, the project looked at methods which had been effective or ineffective in New Zealand’s potato crops, and developed a strategy […] Read more