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

Biosecurity planning is important for agricultural shows.

Taking stock to show

March 5, 2016

With the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) underway and thousands of animals ready to ‘strut their stuff’ in front of the judges, it is a timely reminder of the simple biosecurity measures producers should adopt to prevent unwanted diseases, pests and weeds hitching a ride back from shows and events. Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland, […] Read more
Wild dog at night

Don’t let hydatids worm their way onto your property

March 4, 2016

Hydatid disease is back in the spotlight after the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) identified an increased incidence of the infection in Queensland and New South Wales last year. The disease is one of the 10 animal health conditions the NSHMP monitors that have the potential to increase meat processing wastage or reduce farm […] Read more
Biosecurity proves it worth

Road to deregulation

March 4, 2016

  The next step in the new BJD Framework implementation process has been completed, with Animal Health Australia (AHA) hosting the BJD Communications Plan Workshop on 1 March 2016. The invitation-only workshop brought together key industry stakeholders, government representatives and producers from around the country to discuss how the changes in BJD management, outlined in […] Read more
Peter Misfud

Clean vehicles a must for weed biosecurity

March 4, 2016

The latest casualties in the war on weeds at Peter Mifsud’s property north of Clermont, in Central Queensland, are the contractors who once helped to harvest the crops on his 3900-hectare property. “About two years ago we decided to stop using contract harvesters; the risk is just not worth it,” says Peter, who has strict […] Read more
Biosecurity Manual for Beekeepers

New version of Biosecurity Manual for Beekeepers

March 4, 2016

Australia’s honey bees are some of the healthiest in the world, free from many pests and diseases found elsewhere. To help keep it that way, the manual that provides biosecurity advice to beekeepers has been updated and is now available. Over recent years the number of people taking up beekeeping has increased markedly in both […] Read more