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

Livestock Biosecurity Network

Livestock Biosecurity Network at your service

April 2, 2014

The Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) is now in full swing getting amongst Australia’s livestock producers and providing up-to-date information on best-practice strategies to help secure their farm and secure their future.  The LBN was established last year by the peak industry councils, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia, Cattle Council of Australia and WoolProducers Australia. The […] Read more
Biosecurity proves it worth

Biosecurity proves its worth

April 2, 2014

The importance of the biosecurity manuals and other online tools on the Farm Biosecurity Program website was reinforced following new findings that have recently quantified the impact of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Australia. Based on Australia’s 2014-15 farm production forecast of $50.5 billion and export forecast of $38.4 billion, it is estimated […] Read more
Young canola field

Land-use surveys gauge biosecurity risks

April 2, 2014

The dynamic nature of farming means that growers are always tweaking their enterprise mix, trying new crops, and perhaps adding or removing livestock. Such changes bring the usual challenges, although one unexpected aspect can be the consequences for a farm or district’s biosecurity status. This has been highlighted in long-term surveys of Victorian farmland, and […] Read more
2014 FotYA now open

Nominate for 2014 Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year

April 2, 2014

Plant Health Australia is again sponsoring the Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, which will be presented in Melbourne this September. The Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award is part of the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards, and recognises the efforts of producers dedicated to keeping their operations free of diseases, pests and […] Read more
Feed and Bedding suppliers at Coalface

Biosecurity for feed and bedding transporters

March 5, 2014

Livestock feed and bedding transporters are reminded to be vigilant when it comes to managing good biosecurity practices for transport and distribution. Equally, the reminder goes out to livestock producers to ensure they have the correct evidence and documentation from their feed and bedding suppliers and have incorporated their own biosecurity plan for vehicles coming […] Read more