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

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Biosecurity begins with people

April 18, 2019

On-farm biosecurity has always been important, yet over the last few years its implementation has become far more visible. This serves the producer by keeping them aware of and managing people moving onto and about their property, and the associated risks. A more recent issue we’ve seen is activists who have, in several high-profile cases […] Read more
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Saleyards ramp up biosecurity

April 18, 2019

AHA has teamed up with representatives from the Australian Livestock Markets Association (ALMA) and the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) to develop a comprehensive biosecurity plan template for saleyards. “As the peak body representing saleyards throughout Australia, ALMA is constantly looking for ways to assist our members to improve, develop and grow their businesses, said […] Read more
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Biosecurity strategy paves the way for higher crop yields and lower costs

April 18, 2019

Identifying risks and having a clear plan to minimise them are the mainstays of farm biosecurity for Janerin Farms’ manager Damien Ebbern. Janerin Farms, located west of Brookstead on the Darling Downs, consists of four neighbouring properties covering 2630 hectares of irrigated and dryland cropping. “Our farm is busy with both winter and summer crops, […] Read more
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Vehicle and machinery hygiene

April 18, 2019

Weeds, pests and diseases can enter your farm and be spread by equipment and vehicles, either directly or in plant material, soil or manure. It is important to maintain equipment hygiene and ensure all vehicles that visit your property and access your production areas are clean of this material and are well maintained. Knowing who […] Read more
Luciano and Heather Corallo

Strawberry grower recognised for on-farm biosecurity efforts

March 22, 2019

Luciano Corallo, a strawberry grower in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, is one of two winners of the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, which is part of the Australian Biosecurity Awards presented by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The Corallos were nominated for the award by Karen Thomas, Regional Agriculture Facilitator for the […] Read more