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

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Swill feeding is banned for good reason – time to check your compliance

April 24, 2012

With the recent release of the Mathews Report – A review of Australia’s Preparedness for the Threat of Foot-and-mouth Disease – Australian pig  farmers are reminded to check that they are complying with swill feeding prohibitions. Feeding swill to pigs is considered the most likely way a foot-and-mouth (FMD) outbreak could occur in Australia. The 2001 […] Read more
Vehicle biosecurity kit

Biosecurity basics: Vehicle biosecurity kit

April 24, 2012

A vehicle biosecurity kit is a simple and useful tool to help limit the spread of unwanted weed seeds, pests and diseases on-farm or between farms. A kit should be carried and used by anyone working on-farm such as consultants, agronomists and farm staff, including itinerant workers and contractors. Although the contents of a biosecurity […] Read more
2012 FoTY nomination

Are you Australia’s next Biosecurity Farmer of the Year?

March 30, 2012

The Farm Biosecurity program is proud to again sponsor this prestigious prize as part of the 2012 Farmer of the Year Awards – and nominations are now open! Read more
Victorian flooding

Don’t let biosecurity slip in the clean-up after the floods

March 30, 2012

Farmers are urged not to let biosecurity practices slip in light of the recent flood events across much of the south east of Australia. As the clean-up continues, it is timely to consider a few biosecurity issues in preparation for sowing the winter crop. The movement of flood water across paddocks will have brought with […] Read more

Farm biosecurity: Commonsense and simple to establish

March 23, 2012

My dad already does it! By Racheal Finlayson I have lived on and helped out around our farm my whole life. After thinking about what farm biosecurity measures are already in place on our farm I discovered how simple and necessary for good farm management they are. Read more