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

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On the third day of sickness a mosquito gave to me

December 12, 2018

With the wet season well underway across the Tropics, producers are reminded to keep an eye out for signs of Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF), commonly known as three-day sickness, in their cattle. BEF is caused by an insect-borne virus, making it more common in areas where climate and weather conditions support larger numbers of mosquitos […] Read more
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Market gardener on the edge of the urban sprawl

November 19, 2018

Glenn Favero is extremely proactive in his approach to biosecurity and he and his team at Favero Gardens near Cranbourne in Victoria undertake a number of biosecurity practices. Running an operation in a peri-urban region, Glenn and his staff are aware of these risks and actively work to mitigate them. The growing operation focuses on […] Read more
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Getting biosecurity zoning right

November 19, 2018

Zoning your farm should be a priority to secure your farm against diseases, pests and weeds – but it’s not an easy task to retrofit biosecurity measures on a farm that was set up with other priorities in mind. Most people don’t have the luxury of planning the property layout from scratch and deciding where […] Read more
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Recognising and reporting unusual signs of disease

November 16, 2018

Australia is very fortunate to be free of many diseases and pests that could devastate our livestock industries. This freedom from disease allows us to produce a premium product and access markets all over the world. Whilst we have been fortunate to date, increased international trade, movements of people and products all around the world […] Read more
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All hands on dec – why you should use a Sheep Health Declaration

November 16, 2018

It’s all too tempting to dismiss the National Sheep Health Declaration (SHD) as more unnecessary paperwork, but it is a vital tool for producers who want to manage the risks of endemic diseases. The SHD, which is supplied during the sale or agistment of livestock, sets out what the vendor or owner knows about the […] Read more