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

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Are you feeding your poddy calf appropriately?

March 22, 2019

Do you know the long-term consequences of what you feed your animals? Animal Health Australia (AHA) are reminding producers and hobby farmers of Australia’s Ruminant Feed Ban, which prohibits the feeding of animal material to ruminant livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats and deer. Dr Rob Barwell, AHA’s Senior Manager Biosecurity, said that the ban was […] Read more
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The 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producers of the Year

March 6, 2019

We’re excited to announce the two winners of the 2019 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year award, Queensland cattle farmer Melinee Leather, and Yarra Valley strawberry grower Luciano Corallo. Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), through the Farm Biosecurity Program, are proud to have partnered once again with the Australian Government’s Department […] Read more
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Where there’s swill, there’s no way!

February 19, 2019

Given the rapidly changing situation globally with African swine fever (ASF), Animal Health Australia are reminding all landholders who keep pigs to be extremely discerning with what they’re fed, in order to prevent the introduction of new diseases to Australia. “One of the biggest risks of introducing diseases to piggeries is in their feed,” according […] Read more
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What is integrated pest management?

February 19, 2019

Integrated pest management (IPM) combines the use of biological, cultural and chemical practices to control insect pests in agricultural production.It seeks to use natural predators or parasites to control pests, using selective pesticides for backup only when pests are unable to be controlled by natural means. IPM should not be confused with organic practices.It does […] Read more
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Value for money on-farm and at the abattoir

February 19, 2019

Are you losing money through hidden health conditions in your sheep leading to meat processing waste? The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) can help you to understand which health conditions might be causing your sheep to be less productive, especially when the signs can’t be seen on-farm. “The NSHMP was set up to monitor […] Read more