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

Macquarie harbour fish farm

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
Richard-&-Jacquie-Halliday

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
Ron Creagh and sign

WA award finalist a veteran of biosecurity on-farm

September 5, 2013

West Australian farmer Ron Creagh is a finalist in the plant category of the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Ron, with his wife Robyn and son Kim farm 13,000 hectares in the low rainfall shires of Trayning and Nungarin in the central wheat belt of Western Australia. It is a family business, established […] Read more
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Honey bee crusader a finalist for biosecurity award

September 5, 2013

Tasmanian bee keeper Lindsay Bourke is a finalist in the plant category of the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Lindsay owns and operates Australian Honey Products Pty Ltd. He manages around 3,000 hives which produce honey and provide valuable pollination services for over 18 different crops. As former Chairman of the Australian Honey […] Read more