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

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Control of fruit fly using sterile male insects

February 6, 2014

Fruit flies are the world’s most common fruit pest. They appear on almost every continent and millions of dollars are spent annually on their control and eradication. The damage they cause is widespread due to the extensive variety of fruit and vegetables on which they will lay their eggs – including  citrus, pome, stonefruit, tropical […] Read more
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Avoiding swill saves Australia’s bacon

February 6, 2014

Pig producers, together with restaurants and food outlets that provide food waste for pig consumption, are being reminded that swill feeding is illegal throughout Australia. Anyone caught feeding swill to pigs could face significant fines under state legislation. The stern reminder follows a recent Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries survey of regional Victorian […] Read more
Biosecurity planning is important for agricultural shows.

Are you planning a show or exhibition next year?

December 4, 2013

With 2014 just around the corner, preparations for agricultural shows and exhibitions will be well under away. Farm Biosecurity is encouraging show organisers to ensure that they are compliant with the Australian Johne’s disease Market Assurance Program (MAP) by downloading a Show, Sale & Exhibition Certificate of Compliance. There is a specific Certificate of Compliance […] Read more
Who’s looking after biosecurity on the farm while you’re away?

Biosecurity on the farm while you’re away

December 4, 2013

For many producers, particularly those with smaller operations, going away this Christmas may mean leaving your livestock under the supervision of others. Duncan Rowland, Animal Health Australia’s Executive Manager of Biosecurity Services is reminding producers to reiterate the importance of on-farm biosecurity practices to their chosen farm caretakers. “Many farmers will leave their livestock under […] Read more
Showing off your prize sheep will be easier from 1 Jan 2014

Showing off prize sheep easier from 1 Jan 2014

December 4, 2013

From 1 January next year, sheep producers intending to exhibit their animals at agricultural shows and exhibitions can simply use a National Sheep Health Statement (NSHS) to certify the health of the animals they intend to show. The Federal Council of Agricultural Societies has given the green light for sheep producers to use the NSHS […] Read more