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

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Avian paramyxovirus provides timely reminder to check on-farm biosecurity

September 14, 2011

Avian paramyxovirus provides timely reminder to check on-farm biosecurity Poultry producers and other bird owners are reminded to review their biosecurity measures following the highly infectious virus recently found in pigeons in Victoria. Read more
Pepe and Mario Bonaccordo

And the winners are…

September 8, 2011

By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo and Sandra and Peter Young, winners of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, are some of Australian agriculture’s great success stories. Having put home-grown duck firmly on the Australian dinner plate, over the past two decades Mr Bonaccordo has been cementing the future growth of the industry by developing and enforcing uncompromising standards on biosecurity, food safety and animal welfare. Read more
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Cleanliness a virtue over at the Hills’

September 7, 2011

Thomas Hill has a simple philosophy when it comes to on-farm biosecurity: everything enters and leaves the property clean. “We don’t want to take weeds or diseases onto any other property and we don’t want them to arrive on ours,” Mr Hill says. Read more
Bill Casey from BRA

No flies on finalist for biosecurity award

September 6, 2011

Bill Casey of Ulverstone, Tasmania, who grows pyrethrum daisy for its valuable insecticide, is the latest finalist announced in the national Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards being sponsored by Plant Health Australia and Animal Health Australia. Mr Casey works for Botanical Resources Australia (BRA), a major player in contracting pyrethrum growers in Tasmania, providing agronomic and other crop advice to growers as well as harvesting, transport and storage logistics. Read more
Pepe Bonaccordo

Pepe’s Ducks has biosecurity all in a row

September 6, 2011

By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo is one of Australian agriculture’s great success stories. Starting in 1973 as a backyard business with just 22 Pekin ducks, Pepe’s Ducks now supplies 80,000 birds a week out of its facility at Windsor, NSW, and is the largest producer of ducks in Australia and New Zealand. Read more