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

David-Palmer

Livestock Biosecurity Network open for business

April 2, 2013

The Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN) is an initiative of the Cattle Council of Australia, which has been joined by the Sheepmeat Council of Australia and WoolProducers Australia. It will be a network of industry extension officers operating throughout the states and the Northern Territory, with funding coming from the beef-cattle, sheepmeat and wool sectors. After […] Read more
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Biosecurity message hammered home by UK disaster

March 28, 2013

Western Australian grain grower Ron Creagh says biosecurity makes sense from both a business and a farming perspective, and he incorporates sensible precautions into everyday practices. Ron, with his wife Robyn and son Kim, farms 13,000 hectares in the low-rainfall shires of Trayning and Nungarin in WA’s central wheatbelt. It is a family business that […] Read more
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Welcome to the new Farm Biosecurity website

March 5, 2013

Over the past few months, your dedicated Farm Biosecurity team at PHA and AHA has been building a new website to give Australian producers easier access to a greater range of on-farm biosecurity information. The new Farm Biosecurity website is designed as a one-stop-shop for a wealth of on-farm biosecurity resources, such as videos, records […] Read more
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Bring trophies, not disease, back from the show

March 4, 2013

With the annual show season underway this month and thousands of animals about to descend on the Sydney showgrounds, it is an ideal time to consider the simple biosecurity measures which prevent unwanted diseases, pests and weeds hitching a ride back to your property. Farm Biosecurity program technical adviser Duncan Rowland said there is a […] Read more
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Biosecurity basics: Monitoring and surveillance of pests

March 3, 2013

An important part of biosecurity on your farm should be the routine checking of crops and livestock for signs of pests and disease. The date and all observations should be recorded, even if you didn’t find anything. Regular monitoring of your crops or livestock gives you the best chance of identifying a new pest before […] Read more