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

2017 media releases

21 July

Pigs should not ‘pig out’ on food waste

Non-commercial pig owners, and even those with pigs as pets, are being reminded that whilst feeding pigs leftovers may seem like a great idea to reduce waste, what you are doing is potentially opening the door for a multitude of exotic diseases by inadvertently feeding your pigs swill. Read more

11 May

Biosecurity – for creatures great and small

Whilst sheep, cattle, chickens and pigs are the bread and butter of Australia’s livestock production, there are a host of other unique livestock sectors across the country that contribute to the economy and also require good on-farm biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness. Read more

10 March

Australian Biosecurity Award: and the winner is … us

The Farm Biosecurity Program, Australia’s only national on-farm biosecurity awareness program, was recognised by winning the Australian Government’s prestigious government biosecurity award on Tuesday 7 March. Read more

15 February

Johne’s disease in sheep – a good news story

In some rare, but great news, ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) – a disease that has caused significant sheep losses in the past – is being detected in less animals inspected as part of the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (SHMP). Read more