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


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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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
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Award winner calls on biosecurity aware farmers to step forward

July 19, 2013

The winner of last year’s livestock Biosecurity Farmer of the Year award is calling on fellow producers to highlight the benefits of sound on-farm biosecurity by nominating for this year’s award. Former veterinarian Dr Rod Hoare runs the 330 acre ‘Cadfor’ at Binda in the NSW Southern Tablelands with partner Helena Warren, where they breed […] Read more

Nominate for Biosecurity Farmer of the Year

July 2, 2013

 Farm Biosecurity is again sponsoring the animal and plant categories of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year awards, which will be presented in Melbourne this September. The awards recognise two farm businesses which have taken the initiative in tackling the potential risks to their business and livelihood by using good on-farm biosecurity practices – with […] Read more

New Farm Biosecurity videos out now!

July 2, 2013

To help producers take steps to reduce the risks posed by people, vehicles and equipment, Farm Biosecurity has produced two short videos which you can now view on our website. The five-minute educational videos include practical advice and tips on how to reduce the biosecurity risk to your farm and feature interviews with real-life farmers […] Read more