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

Angus cattle

CattleMAP testing suspended

June 8, 2016

Animal Health Australia (AHA) has now commenced the evaluation of the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) – a key step in the implementation of the recently released BJD Framework. During this evaluation period it has been agreed that the testing requirement for CattleMAP will be suspended until 1 November 2016. “The […] Read more
inspecting a cow

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with diseases, pests and weeds

May 6, 2016

Two of the simplest, cheapest and most effective biosecurity actions you can take are monitoring and keeping a record of the health of your crops and livestock. What’s even better is that with the right planning, stock and crop monitoring can be integrated into those everyday farm jobs like vaccinating, spraying for weeds or insect […] Read more
Angus cattle

New approach to managing BJD continues to make progress

May 6, 2016

The Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Framework document, released in March 2016 to set a new path for managing BJD, has now moved into the implementation phase and cattle producers are encouraged to get familiar with the impending changes. The Framework offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease and prioritises on-farm biosecurity […] Read more
Mulching chestnuts and leaves

Producer goes nuts about biosecurity at harvest time

May 6, 2016

Using good on farm hygiene reduces the risk of spreading pests and diseases and minimises the risks they pose to your business. For chestnut and walnut producer Alison Saunders, that means using simple hygiene practices for product harvesting, sorting, packaging and storage activities, and disposal of waste materials. It also means managing plant propagation and […] Read more
Looking for Velcro dots

Getting stuck into vehicle inspection training

May 6, 2016

Finding the Velcro dots stuck onto tractors and utes was the task set for trainee machinery inspectors at workshops held recently in NSW, in an effort to boost biosecurity. Finding the dots ensures that the inspectors know how to check all the nooks and crannies in vehicles and equipment that could harbour weed seeds and […] Read more