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

Who is the next Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year?

September 13, 2017

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. The Farm Biosecurity Program is proud to partner with the Australian Government’s Department of […] Read more
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2017 biosecurity survey results are in!

August 11, 2017

The level of understanding of biosecurity amongst Australian producers has increased, with more producers controlling weeds and managing pests and diseases of crops and livestock. That’s according to an Australia-wide survey of both crop and livestock producers to track trends in attitudes towards and awareness about farm biosecurity. Without any prompting, 56% of all producers […] Read more
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Vigilance a proven difference

August 11, 2017

Three recent pest incursions have highlighted the benefits of early detection in containing and eradicating exotic pests. Last year saw the first report of Russian wheat aphid (RWA) in Australia, an incursion of khapra beetle in South Australia, and the outbreak of lupin anthracnose in commercial lupin crops for the first time in NSW. Vigilant […] Read more
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Be ‘appy’! – Biosecurity planning at your fingertips

August 11, 2017

It’s always a pleasure to receive positive feedback on the FarmBiosecurity app, which has reached over 1200 producers since it was launched in November last year. One such producer is Melinee Leather, an organic beef farmer from central Queensland. She also chairs the Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity Committee within Cattle Council of Australia and […] Read more
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Will the ram you buy this season earn its keep?

August 11, 2017

Are you experiencing a reduction in lambing percentages or a longer lambing period than normal? If the answer is yes, then you should be on the lookout for ovine brucellosis (OB), a bacterial disease in sheep that can enter your flock easily and relatively undetected! With the ram buying season now in full swing, Animal […] Read more