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

EAD hotline

1800 675 888. Don’t forget it!

November 11, 2016

Just because you suspect you might have an emergency animal disease present in your livestock doesn’t necessarily mean you have one, but calling the emergency animal disease (EAD) watch hotline on 1800 675 888 should be the first thing you do if you have even the slightest suspicion. Early intervention is vital in an EAD […] Read more

Declare or else it’s buyer beware

November 11, 2016

You wouldn’t buy a car without knowing what condition it was in, so why would you risk purchasing cattle or goats without knowing their health status? Especially now that it’s easier than ever for prospective buyers to find out the health information of cattle and goats offered for sale, with the National Cattle Health Declaration […] Read more
Angus cattle

CattleMAP: the next steps in the new approach to JD in cattle

October 17, 2016

As of 1 November 2016, the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) will transition to alternative industry assurance systems. This outcome follows a review of CattleMAP, undertaken by Herd Health P/L on behalf of the Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Steering Committee. The new arrangements for CattleMAP participants is another step in the […] Read more

Perfect match

October 17, 2016

Following a three-year pilot period, the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) has become a permanent subsidiary of Animal Health Australia (AHA), helping ensure the partnership between Farm Biosecurity and the LBN continues to grow. The LBN plays a vital role undertaking on-farm biosecurity education and extension activities in partnership with private and public organisations across Australia, […] Read more
Grain silos

Excellent hygiene before, during and after grain harvest

October 12, 2016

Despite recent heavy rain damaging or even destroying some crops, the 2016 grain harvest is approaching fast and thoughts should turn to preparing for harvest to maximise yield and financial return. Jim Moran, Grains Biosecurity Officer in Victoria, says that now is the time to perform critical hygiene maintenance on harvesting machinery and grain storage […] Read more