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

Richard Halliday

OJD shock drives biosecurity improvements at Bordertown

May 27, 2014

A surprise positive for ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) jolted Bordertown farmer and 2013 Animal Biosecurity Farmer of the Year finalist Richard Halliday to reassess every aspect of his farm management and implement major changes to his biosecurity system. A routine pooled faecal culture (PFC) test conducted in July 2012 came back with the out-of-the-blue result, […] Read more
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Biosecurity survey results are in!

May 5, 2014

The level of understanding of biosecurity amongst Australian producers has increased, with more producers controlling weeds and monitoring their crops and livestock for signs of pests and diseases. These findings are just some of the many interesting results from the 2013 Farm Biosecurity producer survey. The survey conducted interviews with 1,273 Australian crop and livestock […] Read more
Col Langford demonstrates sheep holding

Back to farm basics for small-area farmers

May 5, 2014

The Small Farms Network field day, held last month, was a chance to ask some simple but important questions and get a refresh on basic farm management for 44 small-area farmers. Held near the southern NSW town of Gunning, the field day also provided an opportunity for Animal Health Australia (AHA) staff to discuss good […] Read more
Bees and Canola

Experts consider pesticide risks to honey bees

May 1, 2014

A class of commonly used insecticides known as neonicotinoids is unlikely to present any greater threat to honey bees and crop pollination than other pesticides which have been in use for many years. That’s the finding from a symposium held in Canberra on 9 April that brought together 90 representatives from government agencies, the honey […] Read more
Australian Interstate Quarantine

Guide to movement restrictions for agriculture products

May 1, 2014

Restrictions on the movement of agricultural products between and within states mean that it’s important to have a resource that outlines what can and cannot be moved. With that in mind, Quarantine Domestic has recently updated the booklet Australian Interstate Quarantine to help you check what you can and can’t take across state and quarantine […] Read more