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

Goats

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
Dog

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
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