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

Moving horse

The race is on to identify horses

October 13, 2017

Horses are a common sight on many farms throughout the country, fulfilling roles as work animals, pets or breeding stock. However, while they are bought, sold and transported just as often as other livestock species, no national system is in place to identify and trace a horse’s movements throughout its life. The NSW Department of […] Read more

Time’s running out to apply for biosecurity award

October 11, 2017

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. Whether they work individually or with local, state or federal bodies, […] Read more
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Top 5 biosecurity tips for hosting research trials

September 15, 2017

Research sites and field work are a fundamental part of agricultural research: after all, they turn ideas into new farming practices. However, researchers should be made aware of the farm biosecurity risks associated with conducting field research and demonstrations, and the measures that you would like them to use to minimise those risks. Two of […] Read more

Making your biosecurity plan work for you

September 15, 2017

With on-farm biosecurity in the spotlight over the past few months, much has been made of what is ‘required’ in order for a producer to meet their biosecurity obligations. While many producers still have questions, the take-home message is simple: you have to make your biosecurity plan work for you. The important point to remember […] Read more
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Unseasonal outbreak prompts disease reminder

September 15, 2017

Despite the dry winter across much of New South Wales, an outbreak of virulent footrot in the state’s Central West and Greater Sydney regions has prompted reminders for all producers to be vigilant of disease incursions, regardless of climate conditions. Footrot is a highly infectious disease affecting the connective tissue around the hooves of sheep […] Read more