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

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New guide to reduce weed risks from fodder

July 14, 2017

Fodder brought in from other districts can be an opportunity for new weeds to make their way onto your farm. Recognising the risks of introducing or spreading weeds from fodder brought in to feed livestock, the Queensland Herbarium, funded by the National Landcare Programme, has produced ‘Reducing weed risks from fodder’ guide, which provides ways […] Read more
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What the NSW Biosecurity Act means for producers

July 14, 2017

To coincide with the Biosecurity Act 2015 being enacted on 1 July 2017, the NSW Department of Primary Industries has released a series of fact sheets in relation to the new legislation to help you to understand your duty as a producer. There’s a list of 29 different fact sheets, covering topics from abandoned and […] Read more
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Sheep health data goes digital with Livestock Data Link

July 14, 2017

Vital sheep disease information collected through the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) is now being integrated into Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Livestock Data Link (LDL), giving sheep producers easy access to information that can help save production losses. LDL provides producers and processing plants with reports into carcase quality as well as information […] Read more

An on-farm biosecurity plan secures your farm against diseases, pests and weeds

July 14, 2017

District Veterinarian with Riverina Local Land Services, Dr Timothy Biffin, says many producers contacted him seeking further information on how to create a biosecurity plan for their property ahead of the 30 June deadline for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS). “I have found that many producers are uncertain on how to answer sections of […] Read more
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Johne’s disease frequently asked questions

June 22, 2017

Animal Health Australia has developed the following FAQs for producers implementing on-farm biosecurity plans to meet the new requirements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score.   More questions and answers can be found here Read more