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

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Alert: Asian honey bees and varroa in Townsville

August 8, 2016

  UPDATE: More Asian honey bees found in Townsville (Biosecurity Queensland update, 9 August 2016)   The Queensland city of Townsville is on alert after varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) were found in a feral Asian honey bee hive spotted by stevedores in a container stand on 27 June at the Port of Townsville. Not long […] Read more

Farm Biosecurity, for all creatures great and small

August 5, 2016

Whilst sheep, cattle, chickens and pigs are the bread and butter of Australia’s livestock production, there are a host of other unique livestock sectors across the country that contribute to the economy and require good on-farm biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness too. Animal Health Australia (AHA) has teamed up with Charles Sturt University to […] Read more
Angus cattle

Tools tailored for the JD job

August 5, 2016

Want help to prevent or manage production diseases such as Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle now the new approach to JD is underway? Then you need to get familiar with four new biosecurity tools. The tools, developed by Animal Health Australia (AHA) in conjunction with industry bodies, include the National Cattle Health Declaration, the Johne’s […] Read more
Beth Bagley

Biosecurity – it’s time for everyone to act!

July 8, 2016

A new approach to managing biosecurity is underway with new biosecurity acts for NSW and Queensland, placing greater responsibility on producers and reducing government regulation. Queensland implemented its Biosecurity Act 2014 on 1 July, and NSW is expected to officially implement its new legislation next year. Queensland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Alison Crook explained what the […] Read more
Angus cattle

New approach to Johne’s disease in cattle has begun

July 8, 2016

The new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) officially commenced on 1 July and all Australian cattle producers are encouraged to become familiar with the changes. The new approach, endorsed by the cattle industry and Australian governments, is guided by the BJD Framework and focuses on managing on-farm biosecurity risks rather than controlling disease through […] Read more