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

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

Communication the key to tackling sheep disease

December 3, 2013

Wet seasonal conditions in northern Tasmania are creating the perfect environment for a footrot outbreak, but producers are staying one step ahead through a carcase feedback system at their local abattoir that focuses on animal health attributes. Tasmania Quality Meats (TQM) in Cressy, Tasmania has been working with farmers in the area to improve on-farm […] Read more
Workers in citrus orchard

Help at hand for citrus growers

December 3, 2013

Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Citrus Australia have recently appointed a dedicated biosecurity manager. Stuart Pettigrew, who has worked for over 20 years in the horticulture and agriculture sectors, will coordinate and drive the implementation of the citrus biosecurity program and provide a central contact point for biosecurity related issues. Judith Damiani, CEO of Citrus […] Read more
Biosecurity Manual for Viticulture

New biosecurity manual for viticulturalists

December 3, 2013

The three plant industries that have an interest in growing grapes – Dried Fruits Australia, Australian Vignerons and the Australian Table Grape Association –now have a biosecurity manual to help producers manage biosecurity risks on their properties. Viticulture is Australia’s largest horticultural industry with a combined value estimated at nearly a billion dollars. That doesn’t […] Read more