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

2017 media releases

11 October

Time’s running out to apply for biosecurity award

There’s less than two weeks left to nominate an Aussie farmer for the 2018 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award – an award that celebrates Australian producers who go the extra mile to avoid diseases, pests and weeds coming on to their property. Read more

13 September

Who is the next Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year?

If you know an Aussie farmer who takes biosecurity seriously and goes the extra length to avoid diseases, pests and weeds coming on to their property, then nominate them for the 2018 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year by 20 October. Read more

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