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

Sheep

Cheesy gland still source of wastage in abattoirs

March 31, 2015

The Livestock Biosecurity Network’s Regional Biosecurity Officer for Victoria, Dr Patrick Kluver, has some important tips for sheep producers to avoid Cheesy gland in their stock. Cheesy gland, or caseous lymph adenitis (CLA), still affects more than half the mutton lines in every state accept South Australia. The level is much lower in lamb lines, […] Read more
Livestock Biosecurity Network

Meet the LBN

March 31, 2015

The Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) are out and about over April at free workshops to help cattle and sheep producers improve their on-farm biosecurity practices. The workshops will provide the perfect opportunity for producers to meet members of the LBN and get a first-hand look at the latest information on avoiding diseases, pests and weeds […] Read more
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Anthrax case prompts reminder to be on the lookout

March 5, 2015

A case of anthrax recorded in northern Victoria late last month, which is the first in the state since 2009, is a reminder for livestock producers to be on the lookout for signs of the disease in their livestock and report any signs immediately. Anthrax is an acute infectious bacterial disease that can affect a wide […] Read more
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Better biosecurity starts with better cooperation

March 5, 2015

More than 50 livestock industry, research and government stakeholders from across Australia met in Melbourne on Wednesday, 25 February to discuss Australia’s research, development and extension (RD&E) priorities for animal biosecurity. Coordinated by Animal Health Australia (AHA), the RD&E Forum was an important first step in the implementation of the National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Strategy, […] Read more
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Taking control of weed management

March 4, 2015

In addition to using biosecurity practices to prevent weeds seeds from entering a property, a combination of mechanical, chemical and agronomic tactics can be used to decrease the number of seeds in the soil with the potential to germinate (the ‘seed bank’). Integrated weed management (IWM) is a system for managing weeds over the long […] Read more