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


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
Lindsay Bourke and honey

Biosecurity plan an investment for award finalist

September 3, 2014

According to Lindsay Bourke, finalist in the 2014 Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, a biosecurity plan is an investment in the future of a business and the community. The beekeeper manages 3,600 hives for honey production and the pollination of over 80 crops. The main product of his company Australian Honey Products is […] Read more

Have you spotted anything unusual?

August 1, 2014

  Animal Health Australia’s (AHA) revamped Spotted Anything Unusual? campaign has been launched to remind producers to be on the lookout for symptoms of unusual or exotic livestock diseases that have the potential to devastate Australia’s livestock industry and impact human health. Distribution of Spotted Anything Unusual? fridge magnets will kick off the campaign, with […] Read more