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

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Variety rules in 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards

September 3, 2013

There is no shortage of variety in the finalists for the 2013 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards which were announced this week, including producers from a variety of livestock and plant categories across four states. The award is split into two categories – animal and plant – representing the fact that the Farm Biosecurity […] Read more

Biosecurity moves from cows to crops

September 2, 2013

Increasing the focus on farm biosecurity makes good sense to LeAnne and Wes Judd, dairy farmers who grow grain and fodder for their dairy on the Condamine River in Queensland. After attending a farm biosecurity and grain storage workshop last year, LeAnne has initiated several biosecurity activities for their farming operation. “The main reason we […] Read more

Weed alert: Red witchweed confirmed near Mackay

August 1, 2013

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed that a serious exotic weed red witchweed (Striga asiatica) has been found near Mackay. Biosecurity Queensland’s Director Invasive Plants and Animals, John Robertson, said samples were collected and have been identified by the Queensland Herbarium. “While the weed has been confirmed on one property, information to date suggests that the infestation […] Read more
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Vehicle and machinery hygiene handbook

August 1, 2013

Diseases, pests and weeds can enter a farm and be spread by equipment and vehicles, either directly or in plant material, soil or manure. It is important to maintain equipment hygiene and ensure all vehicles that visit your property are clean and well maintained. • Limit the number of entry and exit points (one is […] Read more
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New animal health tools now available

July 25, 2013

National Goat Health Statement Since the OJD ABC Scheme will no longer be operating due to revisions to the OJD management Plan coming into effect on 1 July 2013, the National Goat Health Statement required updating. The National Goat Health Statement covers a number of diseases considered by the goat industry, as important to the […] Read more