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

Harvester and auger

Got your harvesting and storage game plan ready yet?

November 13, 2017

Grain harvest has begun in the northern states of Australia, so it’s time to plan your harvesting down south. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer, says that you need to use a multi-step game plan rather than a single play when it comes to hygienic grain storage. “What are your tactics to minimise insect infestations and […] Read more
Fruit fly roadsign

The enemy within: containing regional plant pests

November 13, 2017

Biosecurity officers in South Australia recently set up a random road block near Blanchetown, to stop and inspect vehicles for fruit and vegetables which can carry fruit fly. Over two days, a total of 78 written cautions were issued by PIRSA staff after inspecting 500 vehicles. Rod Turner, General Manager for Risk Management at Plant […] Read more
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Suburban keepers should be ‘eggstra’ vigilant on biosecurity

November 13, 2017

Keeping poultry such as chickens, ducks and geese in backyards is a popular practice across Australia, with many people hoping to live sustainably, provide eggs to family and friends or to teach their children about animal rearing and food production. While many birds live safe, healthy and comfortable lives in backyards, it is important to […] Read more
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Biosecurity a team effort

November 13, 2017

One thing is clear from the results of the 2017 Farm Biosecurity Producer Survey: you are working together more than ever before to secure your farms against all manner of biosecurity threats. When 1200 producers across Australia were interviewed it was discovered that two-thirds of them, regardless of what they farm, share the responsibility for […] Read more
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Livestock Production Assurance: What 1 October 2017 means for producers

October 16, 2017

Over the past few months, the introduction of the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the addition of biosecurity and animal welfare requirements to the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA) has seen on-farm biosecurity planning become the subject of many discussions, forums, workshops and articles. With the changes to LPA taking effect from 1 October, […] Read more