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

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Do you know the signs of foot and mouth disease?

September 19, 2018

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and camelids. Thankfully Australia is lucky enough not to have this highly contagious disease of livestock. In 2013, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)[1] estimated the cost of an outbreak of […] Read more
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Survey of grains–livestock producers about biosecurity plans

September 19, 2018

It’s been a while since the introduction of the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) and the addition of biosecurity and animal welfare requirements to the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA) in October last year. With on-farm biosecurity for livestock producers being in the spotlight, Farm Biosecurity commissioned some research to look at the progress producers […] Read more
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Biosecurity procedures are feed for thought

September 19, 2018

Aussie farmers are no strangers to a dry spell. As a largely arid country, seasonal conditions can make or break a business. However all the planning and experience in the world cannot substitute for rainfall, and as drought conditions continue through large parts of the country, feed supplies are alarmingly low, leading livestock producers to […] Read more
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Don’t let yourself be burned following a disaster

September 19, 2018

Natural disasters are an ever-present concern for those living on the land. Both fire and flood are part of the cycle of extreme weather across the country, while tropical storms and extreme winter weather can also cause havoc in their respective regions. When lives and livelihoods are on the line, decisive action is needed. Once […] Read more
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A fluffy story prompts a serious reminder

August 16, 2018

A loose ram wandering an outer suburb of Canberra may have captured the imaginations of local residents, but has prompted Animal Health Australia to issue a reminder to sheep producers about the importance of biosecurity, starting with a good fence. It pays to remember the risks that livestock can pose to human and animal health, […] Read more