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

Biosecurity checklist

Make a start on biosecurity today

May 1, 2015

With a number of plant pest incursions on the go across Australia, many producers in the affected areas are turning to on-farm biosecurity measures in an attempt to prevent the disease or pests from affecting their property. Alison Saunders, Manager for Biosecurity Planning and Implementation at Plant Health Australia, would like to see the biosecurity […] Read more
Greg Mouat, Babu and camerman

Filming for next biosecurity videos underway

May 1, 2015

Shooting of footage has begun for the next two videos in the series based on the Farm Biosecurity essentials. The themes for the videos are ‘train, plan and record’, and ‘feral animals and weeds’. The short videos will provide a practical overview of some measures you can implement as part of your daily routine to […] Read more
Testing a cow

Cattle producers’ help wanted

April 30, 2015

Cattle producers across Australia are wanted to support the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) which monitors the distribution of insect-borne viruses of ruminant livestock, and their insect vectors, in Australia. Known as NAMP ‘co-operators’, participating cattle producers are required to provide 10–30 cattle for blood sampling by government officers at agreed intervals throughout the year. […] Read more
PIcture of manual

Hatch your own biosecurity plan with new manual

April 30, 2015

Egg producers have a new addition to their biosecurity toolkits with the launch of the National Farm Biosecurity Technical Manual for Egg Production, produced by Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) and Animal Health Australia (AHA). AHA’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland, said the manual applies to commercial table egg production farms. “The manual covers all […] Read more
Angus cattle

Got something to say about BJD?

April 21, 2015

Cattle producers and other members of the public have until 3 May to provide comment on a recently-released discussion paper that will help determine the future of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) management in Australia.  BJD management in Australia is an important issue for cattle producers and it is currently being revised through the National BJD […] Read more