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

Horse in coat feeding

Livestock diseases in the news: Hendra and FMD

July 30, 2012

With infected horses being put down in central Queensland, this year’s Hendra virus season is well and truly under way. Meanwhile the release of the Mathews Report – A review of Australia’s Preparedness for the Threat of Foot-and-mouth Disease – has brought the greatest exotic disease risk to our country firmly into focus. Read more

Give banana growers a hand to eliminate bunchy top

July 23, 2012

Biosecurity Queensland is calling on all banana growers and the community to assist in efforts to eradicate banana bunchy top disease from Australia. Bunchy top is the most devastating viral disease of bananas world-wide. The disease is characterised by the ‘bunched’ appearance of newly emerging leaves and dot-dash flecking of leaves and stem sheaths. Affected […] Read more
John Alexander in field

Future grains leader emphasises biosecurity practices on-farm

July 13, 2012

John Alexander’s future in farming looks bright and he’s adamant that being proactive when it comes to farm biosecurity is a key factor in successful farming. John grew up on his family property at Jimbour (Dalby), in the northern Darling Downs region of Queensland. With a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Queensland, he […] Read more

Kid rearing plan helps raise healthy goats

June 29, 2012

The Goat Industry Council of Australia and Animal Health Australia have jointly developed an important new biosecurity tool to help minimise the risk of disease in goats. The National Kid Rearing Plan chiefly targets two major debilitating diseases found in goats: Johne’s disease (JD) and Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE). Read more
Sandra and Peter Young with award

Plant biosecurity winner leading defence against myrtle rust

June 28, 2012

The winner of last year’s plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, Peter Young from Birdwood Nursery, is encouraging other plant producers to nominate for the 2012 awards, which are currently open for nominations. Read more