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

Cattlemen

Livestock farmers wanted

October 19, 2015

Monash University is seeking farmers who are interested in participating in a focus group to discuss their experience with animal disease monitoring and reporting. The focus groups will involve discussions in small groups that will take approximately 1 hour. The university is interested in your experiences with diseases in your livestock, including how you manage and make […] Read more
Joy Paech at the gate

Keeping track of visitors to the farm

October 2, 2015

Preventing the arrival and establishment of new diseases, pests and weeds is just as important as controlling those already present on a property. People moving between farms and regions can unintentionally spread pests on vehicles, equipment, boots and clothing. The most obvious risks are diseases carried in soil and plant material. Some producers will have […] Read more
Dr Patrick Kluver LBN

Practical biosecurity for sheep producers

October 2, 2015

The Livestock Biosecurity Network’s Dr Patrick Kluver discusses biosecurity planning around the farm gate By far the greatest risk for disease introduction on-farm is the purchase of livestock. Buying sheep especially carries the risk of introducing conditions that may cause ongoing production losses and incur significant eradication costs. A good biosecurity strategy will go a […] Read more
Chickens

Dress rehearsal for grain pest emergency

September 24, 2015

In the event of an incursion of an exotic pest of grain crops in Australia, rapid response is vital to limit the spread and minimise the impact on grain growers, intensive livestock producers and the wider community. Much will hinge on the ability to get clear messages out quickly. That ability is precisely what was rehearsed […] Read more
Mark Engall

Prompt response to citrus disease threat

September 24, 2015

Mark Engall, is the owner and manager of Engall’s Nursery in Dural NSW. Established in 1946, Engall’s is a third generation family run business, specialising in growing fruit trees and roses on 3.6 hectares. The plants he grows are supplied to commercial growers, independent garden centres, chain stores, wholesale nurseries, landscapers and direct to the […] Read more