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

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Top 40 priority pests named and shamed

November 11, 2016

Australia’s top 40 least wanted plant pests and diseases have recently been named. The list came from a comparison of the possible ways that pests can enter Australia, the likelihood of them entering, their ability to become established and spread, and the consequences for businesses, human health and the environment if they do. The broadacre […] Read more
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
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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
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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
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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