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

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Quick action prevents Tasmanian weed incursion

October 2, 2014

The vigilance of a Longford producer has prevented the damaging weed Bathurst burr from taking hold and spreading in the Apple Isle. Native to South America, Bathurst burr is one of the most common contaminants of wool, becoming entangled in the animal’s fleece and devaluing the product. The spines on the burrs can also damage […] Read more
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Self-sufficiency avoids buy-in problems

September 25, 2014

For Joy Paech, the motivation for good biosecurity practices is simple – do things right now so you do not have bigger problems down the track. Joy, her husband Trevor and sons Tyson and Steen, together with two employees, run Inglebrae Holdings and Paech Bros in South Australia. They have farms at Callington and Palmer, […] Read more
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Moving plant goods within Australia

September 25, 2014

Movement of plants and plant products from one part of Australia to another can readily spread pests, weeds and plant disease so it is important that you respect and follow the correct quarantine procedures if moving plant goods within or across state and territory borders. This meets the rules  on movement of plant materials and […] Read more

New bovine Johne’s disease resource for cattle producers

September 5, 2014

  Cattle producers now have a new tool to help avoid and control bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) on their properties with Animal Health Australia’s (AHA) comprehensive suite of BJD pages on the AHA website. These new web pages provide the latest, up-to-date information on the disease and are also useful for vets, stock agents, agriculture shows, […] Read more

Spring into action with your biosecurity planning

September 5, 2014

With the arrival of spring, livestock producers are reminded to have their biosecurity plans in place as many pests, diseases and weeds attempt to make a comeback after the winter lull. Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager Biosecurity, Duncan Rowland said increased monitoring of stock, crops and pastures is an important biosecurity practise to implement this […] Read more