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

Brown marmorated stink bug

Be aware of a new stink bug menace

February 5, 2016

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is asking people to be aware of the possibility of a new type of stink bug arriving in Australia via travellers and freight. Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB; Halyomorpha halys) originate from Asia but in recent decades they have spread to North America and Europe. They are […] Read more
Toolkit

Do you have the right tools for the new year?

December 4, 2015

Starting off the new year with a big to-do list for the property? Then why not integrate some key biosecurity actions at the same time with the help of the Farm Biosecurity Toolkit? One of the features of the Farm Biosecurity website is the option for producers to create a tailored, online toolkit to assist […] Read more
Large purple weeds

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
Sheep

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