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

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Bee biosecurity officer appointed in NSW

April 7, 2016

Beekeepers in NSW now have an advisor on hand to help them keep their hives free from pests and diseases. Hayley Pragert has started work in the new role of Bee Biosecurity Officer as part of a joint industry–government initiative to look after Australia’s honey bees. Alison Saunders, Horticultural Cropping Manager at Plant Health Australia […] Read more
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Protect your farm by managing footwear

April 7, 2016

A video has been produced that shows growers how to manage footwear to prevent a fungal disease from devastating their banana crops. The fungal pathogen the growers are trying to keep at bay is Panama disease tropical race 4. But it’s not just banana growers who can benefit from watching the video. The methods shown can […] Read more

Get your hands on a Goat National Kid Rearing Plan

April 7, 2016

For the first time, the newly updated National Kid Rearing Plan is available for goat producers in hard copy, in addition to the online version which can be downloaded from the Farm Biosecurity Program website. Animal Health Australia (AHA) worked closely with the goat industry to produce the revised plan, which aims to minimise the […] Read more

Update on the war against wild dogs

April 7, 2016

The National Wild Dog Action Plan 2014-2019 is now well underway, with a number of notable achievements under its belt. These include the improved alignment of state wild dog management strategies, a more robust and consultative governance framework and the development of a skill set in wild dog management for professional pest animal controllers. The […] Read more
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