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

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Learning about on-farm biosecurity

March 4, 2015

You’ve decided that you’d like to improve biosecurity on-farm, but where do you start? Learning more about biosecurity could involve reading manuals for specific crops or livestock, becoming familiar with symptoms of pests or diseases, attending industry events or field days, talking to biosecurity officers, developing an on-farm biosecurity plan, or undertaking some online training. […] Read more
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Make a good start to 2015 with regular stock surveillance

February 6, 2015

With 2015 now well and truly here, livestock producers across the country to are being encouraged to reduce the potential impacts from diseases, pests and weeds by making it their new year’s resolution to undertake regular stock surveillance on their properties. Duncan Rowland, Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager of Biosecurity Services, said undertaking general stock […] Read more
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National forum first step in planning for the future of BJD management

February 6, 2015

An open facilitated forum on bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) will be the first step of a major review of the National BJD Strategic Plan kicking off in February 2015. Originally planned for the 2015-16 financial year, the BJD Steering Committee has requested that Animal Health Australia (AHA) brings the review forward to as early as […] Read more
Beth Bagley

Good farm hygiene helps biosecurity

February 6, 2015

Simple but essential practices such as cleaning the harvester and airseeder down before travelling between farms are part of standard farm hygiene practices to help prevent weeds and other pests from spreading in the Bagleys’ cropping enterprise near Northam in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt. Beth and Rob Bagley farm two blocks about 30 kilometres apart […] Read more
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Minimising biosecurity risks when employing harvesting contractors

February 6, 2015

At this time of year, many fruit producers will have contractors on their property to help with harvesting activities. If care is not taken, contractors can spread diseases, pests and weed seeds on their clothing, equipment and vehicles as they move from farm-to-farm and region-to-region. If armed with the necessary information your contractors can be […] Read more