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

Cow head with ear tags

A quick guide to the National Livestock Identification System

November 30, 2011

Australia’s National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) identifies animals so that we can trace them quickly if we need to. It applies to anyone with cattle, sheep, pigs or goats. Even if you are a hobby farmer or small landholder, the law requires you to comply. Read more
Dairy Biosecurity Healthy Farms

Dairy biosecurity boosted as disease free deadline nears

November 11, 2011

Dairy Australia and Australian Dairy Farmers have developed a new tool to help producers implement sound on-farm biosecurity practices. The biosecurity booklet is timely as Australia prepares to claim freedom from the cattle viral disease Enzootic Bovine Leucosis (EBL) following a 15 year campaign across the industry. Read more
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Biosecurity boost for lychee growers

November 3, 2011

The future of Australia’s lychee industry looks more secure following the release of a new national biosecurity plan for protection of the lychee industry. The Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Lychee Industry was developed by Plant Health Australia (PHA) in close collaboration with the Australian Lychee Growers’ Association (ALGA). Read more
Our farmers our future

2012 – The Australian Year of the Farmer

October 21, 2011

Celebrations for the Australian Year of the Farmer (AYOF) were officially launched at the site of Australia’s first European farm at Sydney’s Botanic Gardens on 12 October. Read more
Rod and Helena Hoare

Spending ‘Farm Day’ with the experts

October 19, 2011

Farm Day – the annual event in May when city comes to country; when distinctly under-informed but curious city dwellers visit Australia’s welcoming farmers to get their boots dirty and learn where their food really comes from. Being into all things animal health, Farm Biosecurity News leaped on the opportunity to spend Farm Day on a property owned and managed by two experts in the field. Read more