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

Children, eggs and chooks

Chook biosecurity in the spotlight

December 4, 2012

The recent small outbreak of H7 avian influenza at an egg farm near Maitland has been swiftly contained and eradicated in a collaborative effort between industry and NSW authorities. However the incident has thrown a spotlight on the simple but effective farm biosecurity measures which can be implemented at all poultry operations to help prevent […] Read more
Dave and Jenny Morrison

Duck biosecurity working for grain growers

November 29, 2012

Victorian grain growers Dave and Jenny Morrison have found that the biosecurity practices required of their diversification into raising ducks are also benefiting their grain operations. Dave and Jenny Morrison from Netherby, in the Wimmera, own 607 hectares (1500 acres) and share farm another 607 hectares.  They crop cereals barley and wheat, have a flock […] Read more
Foam depopulation

Avian influenza outbreak a timely reminder to secure your farm

November 29, 2012

The recent outbreak of avian influenza at a free range layer farm near Maitland in New South Wales is a timely reminder about the importance of good biosecurity practices for all farms and agribusinesses, especially those involved in animal production. The virus at the Maitland facility was the H7 Avian Influenza strain – not the […] Read more
Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry

A biosecurity toolkit for every beekeeper

November 21, 2012

The latest biosecurity manual released by Plant Health Australia (PHA) is being sent to every registered beekeeper in Australia in a concerted effort to protect our honey bees and the crop industries that rely on pollination services. The Biosecurity Manual for Beekeepers is a 60-page biosecurity toolkit that explains how to keep honey bees healthy and […] Read more
AHA CEO Mike Bond and Rod Hoare

Farmer vet wins biosecurity award

November 20, 2012

An equine veterinarian’s ability to ‘practice what he preaches’ has seen him take out the coveted Biosecurity Farmer of the Year (livestock) award at the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards earlier this month. Read more