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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
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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
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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
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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