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

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Pigs should not ‘pig out’ on food waste

July 21, 2017

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. Swill is food waste containing meat or […] Read more

An open letter…

July 20, 2017

An open letter to all restaurateurs, chefs, hospitality workers and cooks – we need to talk about pigs and what they can and can’t eat. We are calling on the support of those in the hospitality and food supply chain to carefully consider the leftover food stuffs that you may be providing to someone for […] Read more
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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