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

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Big bucks in rangeland goats, but what about biosecurity?

February 16, 2018

Mustering rangeland goats has become an important source of income for many producers, fueled by a rising international demand for goat meat and a handy rise in prices over the last decade. However, producers should exercise caution when rounding up and selling a mob, according to Animal Health Australia’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, Dr Rob Barwell. […] Read more
Feral pig

Don’t let your biosecurity plan go to the dogs

February 16, 2018

Feral animals are a fact of life on the land and many producers understand the threat of livestock predation, destruction of crops or damage to farm infrastructure. Compared to these risks, the human and animal health impacts of feral animals are often overlooked, though the threat is just as pressing. Research indicates that wild dogs, […] Read more
Brown marmorated stink bug

It’s stink bug season again

December 15, 2017

In recent years between September and April, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has declared ‘stink bug season’ and ramped up treatments and inspections of goods received from the USA, Europe, and Asia to minimise the risk of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB; Halyomorpha halys) entering the country via travellers and freight. […] Read more
Shorn sheep

Get the full picture: gather data to close your on-farm biosecurity gaps

December 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to know the health status of your flock or herd, not to mention what impact that status could have on your farm management practices, your biosecurity plan and, most importantly, your profit margin? The health of your animals can sometimes be difficult to gauge, especially when it comes to conditions which […] Read more
Cow cristmas

Tis the season to be biosecurity aware

December 15, 2017

With summer on the way, a large number of people will be on the move, taking advantage of warmer weather, longer days and public holidays. With more people travelling from region-to-region or from state-to-state, it’s time to consider the biosecurity risks posed by the movement of people, vehicles and animals around the country. The reason […] Read more