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

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
Biosecurity planning is important for agricultural shows.

Agricultural societies putting biosecurity first

March 5, 2014

Biosecurity was front and centre at a recent meeting of the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW, with the show societies demonstrating a growing awareness of the importance of biosecurity practices for show exhibitors and the general public. Discussion centred on the need to manage the risk of transmissible diseases that can be spread amongst animals […] Read more

Tips for travellers returning from overseas

March 3, 2014

When returning to Australia after travelling overseas or when welcoming overseas visitors, good hygiene is essential to minimise the risk of introducing an exotic pest or disease. Australia is fortunate to be free of many pests that hamper production in other countries around the world. If you, or a visitor, travel to rural properties or […] Read more
windmill in dry paddock

Be alert for anthrax

February 10, 2014

Hot and dry conditions affecting most of the country so far this summer has prompted a warning from Animal Health Australia Biosecurity Officer, Dr Rob Barwell for livestock producers to be on the lookout for signs of anthrax. Anthrax is an acute infectious bacterial disease that can affect a wide range of domestic and wild animals, […] Read more