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

2011 Media releases

 

13 October

Buying online Buyer beware

With online shopping becoming a major rival to traditional retailers and services such as AuctionsPlus becoming ever more popular, it seems that livestock trading is increasingly getting in on the game.
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14 September

Fruit cocktails all round to celebrate plant biosecurity award

Sandra and Peter Young’s approach to biosecurity at Queensland’s leading tropical and subtropical fruit production nursery has seen them win the plant category of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award.
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12 September

Avian paramyxovirus provides timely reminder to check on-farm biosecurity

Poultry producers and other bird owners are reminded to review their biosecurity measures following the highly infectious virus recently found in pigeons in Victoria.
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8 September

Nice nod for Pepe’s Ducks

By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo is one of Australian agriculture’s great success stories.
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7 September

Cleanliness a virtue over at the Hills’

Thomas Hill has a simple philosophy when it comes to on-farm biosecurity: everything enters and leaves the property clean.
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6 September

Queensland fruit nursery finalist for biosecurity award

Sandra and Peter Young’s holistic approach to biosecurity at their nursery at Woombye has seen them selected as finalists for the second year in a row for the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award.
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6 September

No flies on finalist for biosecurity award

Bill Casey of Ulverstone, Tasmania, who grows pyrethrum daisy for its valuable insecticide, is the latest finalist announced in the national Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards being sponsored by Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia.
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5 September

Pepe’s Ducks has biosecurity all in a row

By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo is one of Australian agriculture’s great success stories.
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31 August

Victorian farmer on a high as finalist for award

Lynn and Ian Rathjen, owners of ‘Whistling Eagle’ at Colbinabbin, have been on a high since they were told that they are finalists in the 2011 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award.
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30 August

Guardian of the golden nectar

Lindsay Bourke, Tasmania’s biggest beekeeper, is on a mission to keep Australia’s honey the best-tasting, purest and safest in the world.
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22 August

Planting seeds of success – biosecurity award finalists named

Producers from across three states have today been named as finalists in the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award – plant category.
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22 August

Championing livestock health – biosecurity award finalists named

A beekeeper, duck producer, and a young sheep/crop farmer have today been named as finalists in the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award – animal category.
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11 July

On a winner

The winner of last year’s inaugural Biosecurity Farmer of the Year and Wool Producer of the Year awards, Michael Blake, puts the success of his business largely down to best practice biosecurity measures.
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4 July

Award recognises farm biosecurity excellence

Are you a farmer who is passionate about fending off pests and eliminating disease? Or do you know a farmer who is at the forefront of keeping Australia pest- and disease-free?
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2 June

Aware and alert

Results of a major producer survey released today reveal that nearly 95% of Australia’s crop and livestock farmers undertake biosecurity practices on their property.
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2013 Media releases

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