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

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Getting biosecurity zoning right

November 19, 2018

Zoning your farm should be a priority to secure your farm against diseases, pests and weeds – but it’s not an easy task to retrofit biosecurity measures on a farm that was set up with other priorities in mind. Most people don’t have the luxury of planning the property layout from scratch and deciding where […] Read more

Recognising and reporting unusual signs of disease

November 16, 2018

Australia is very fortunate to be free of many diseases and pests that could devastate our livestock industries. This freedom from disease allows us to produce a premium product and access markets all over the world. Whilst we have been fortunate to date, increased international trade, movements of people and products all around the world […] Read more
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All hands on dec – why you should use a Sheep Health Declaration

November 16, 2018

It’s all too tempting to dismiss the National Sheep Health Declaration (SHD) as more unnecessary paperwork, but it is a vital tool for producers who want to manage the risks of endemic diseases. The SHD, which is supplied during the sale or agistment of livestock, sets out what the vendor or owner knows about the […] Read more
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Secured your farm? You may be the Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year

October 29, 2018

The search is on once again to find Australian agriculture’s biosecurity champions. If you or someone you know goes the extra mile to protect their property from diseases, pests and weeds, nominate them now for the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award. Our primary producers are on the front lines of the national […] Read more
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Advice for grain growers to improve on-farm biosecurity

October 15, 2018

Grain growers across Australia are fortunate to have access to biosecurity advice specifically for their industry from Grains Farm Biosecurity Officers in each of the main grain growing states. Officers can work one-on-one with growers to explain simple yet effective ways they can reduce the risks posed by pests, weeds and diseases. The officers work […] Read more