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

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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
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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