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

Alison Saunders

Biosecurity practice helps make production perfect

September 2, 2016

It makes good business sense to reduce the risk of spreading pests and diseases by applying simple biosecurity measures as part of your everyday farm management practice and now there’s a video to show you how. Videos are one of the tools provided by Farm Biosecurity, a joint Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia […] Read more
Qfly on guava

The lure of Qfly control

August 8, 2016

It’s been described as the gaping hole in the toolbox for fruit growers – an effective lure and kill device for female Queensland fruit fly (Qfly). Currently lures attract only male fruit fly, through the use of a pheromone-like chemical called Cue-Lure. While this is helpful for monitoring Qfly populations, it is the female fruit […] Read more
Asian honey bee nest-1

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
turkey

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