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

D Rowland, S Percival, F Bender, C Plowman

Biosecurity ‘like wearing a seatbelt’ for Tassie fish farm

September 13, 2013

The 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award winner was announced last night in Melbourne, at the annual Australian Farmer of the Year Awards. Peter and Frances Bender’s fish farm and processing business, Huon Aquaculture Pty Ltd took out this fiercely contended prize in the animal category. Peter and Frances won the award because biosecurity […] Read more
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Award finalist getting back to cane farming basics

September 6, 2013

Canegrower Clinton Southern is a finalist in the plant category of the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Clinton leases an 80 hectare sugarcane farm in Ayr, Queensland. He, like other cane growers, is trying to manage a crop affected by yellow canopy syndrome. No-one really knows what causes it yet, but it’s the […] Read more
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Nothing fishy about biosecurity for aquaculture business

September 6, 2013

In a first for the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards, an aquaculture business has been chosen as a finalist in the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, with Peter and Frances Bender’s Tasmanian salmon and trout farm and processing operation demonstrating that biosecurity is not confined to dry land. Thanks to their careful and […] Read more
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Merino farm fights back after disease scare

September 6, 2013

Richard and Jacquie Halliday from Bordertown, South Australia demonstrate that when it comes to managing ovine Johne’s disease (OJD), good communication is their biosecurity weapon of choice. Thanks to their quick action and open communication with their neighbours and clients in managing their OJD experience, the Hallidays were chosen as one of three finalists in […] Read more
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Farmers spread word to stop spread of disease

September 6, 2013

A first-hand experience with ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) seven years ago put wool producers, Shelley and Chris Cocker from Evendale in Tasmania on a crusade to help make other Tasmanian producers more aware of the disease and the biosecurity practices required to minimise the incidence of OJD. Thanks to their tireless efforts, the Cockers were […] Read more