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

Rosebush in vineyard

Biosecurity for wineries and U-pick orchards

November 1, 2013

During spring and summer many wineries and fruit producers encourage customers to visit their properties to have a picnic or pick their own fruit. But any visitors to a property can unintentionally bring pests, diseases and weed seeds with them. There are a number of simple things you can do to address the biosecurity concerns […] Read more
Farm Biosecurity visits BeefWorks 2013

Farm Biosecurity visits BeefWorks 2013

November 1, 2013

The Farm Biosecurity team visited Kerwee feedlot at Jondaryan in Queensland’s Darling Downs for the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) annual BeefWorks conference held over two days last week (23-24 October). Each conference attendee was treated with the genuine biosecurity experience, which included disinfecting their footwear, applying hand sanitiser and having their biosecurity risk levels closely scrutinised […] Read more
Biosecurity Manual for Beef Cattle Feedlots

National Biosecurity Manual for Beef Cattle Feedlots now available

October 22, 2013

This manual has been produced as a tool that owners, managers, staff and contractors at beef cattle feedlots can use to translate biosecurity practices into operating procedures and work instructions. More information about feedlot biosecurity is available here. Read more
Checking feed for chemical residues essential

Checking feed for chemical residues essential

October 1, 2013

A message from SAFEMEAT Australia With drought affecting significant areas of rural Australia, particularly throughout Queensland, SAFEMEAT – the industry/government partnership established to oversee and promote sound management systems to deliver safe and hygienic product to the market place – urges livestock producers to be aware of chemical residues when feeding supplementary feeds to livestock. […] Read more
Biosecurity Manual for the Papya Industry

New biosecurity manual for papaya growers

September 25, 2013

Papaya growers now have a biosecurity manual to help them implement biosecurity measures on-farm. Papayas are susceptible to a range of exotic and regionally established pests, and are grown in northern areas of Australia where neighbouring countries already have some of these pests. Growers are therefore on constant alert for signs of pests and diseases. […] Read more