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

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New videos on biosecurity risks from feral animals and weeds

December 4, 2015

The Farm Biosecurity Program’s latest video provides an overview of some farm biosecurity measures you can implement as part of your daily routine to minimise the risks associated with feral or wild animals and invasive weed species. Feral and wild animals can impact on production by damaging fences, attacking livestock and destroying plants. But they […] Read more
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Hot weather is a hot time for sheep diseases

December 4, 2015

Hot weather can often be a difficult time on the property with the obvious fear of drought and dry conditions threatening production and turnover, but biosecurity threats shouldn’t be overlooked either. Two examples of sheep conditions in hot weather that can be managed with good biosecurity practices are fly strike and Barber’s pole worm. Fly […] Read more
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Catch up with the LBN

December 4, 2015

Sometimes, the best advice, the best information and the most convenient way to get the facts comes from speaking with an expert in person. Thankfully, when it comes to animal biosecurity information the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) has this covered. The LBN is an independent industry initiative established by the Cattle Council of Australia, Sheepmeat […] Read more
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Seeking grain stores as sentinels for pests and diseases

December 4, 2015

Victorian Grains Biosecurity Officer, Jim Moran, is lifting surveillance in the grains industry to the next level by starting a Sentinel Silo program. Australia already has sentinel bee hives, chicken flocks and other sentinel plant and animal surveillance programs, and Jim wants to recruit the owners of grain stores that can act as sentinels for […] Read more
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Goat producers: get the facts on CAE

November 13, 2015

Goat production is a fast growing and, in many cases, a highly lucrative industry within the Australian livestock sector. But without adequate endemic disease prevention, control and, where feasible, eradication, this thriving industry could be jeopardised. One disease in particular, caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), having no cure or treatment, is on the rise. This is […] Read more