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

Joy Paech at the gate

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
Washing and packing mangoes

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
Michael and Lisa Lankester

Queensland banana growers finalists in biosecurity award

September 3, 2014

The owners of two businesses that grow bananas in north Queensland are finalists in the 2014 Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Sponsored by Plant Health Australia, the award recognises the efforts of producers dedicated to keeping their operations free of diseases, pests and weeds. The greatest immediate disease threat to banana growers in […] Read more