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


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
Ian Rathjen close up

Victorian farmer on a high as finalist for award

August 31, 2011

Lynn and Ian Rathjen, owners of ‘Whistling Eagle’ at Colbinabbin, have been on a high since they were told that they are finalists in the 2011 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Read more
Lindsay Burke with full comb

Guardian of the golden nectar

August 30, 2011

Lindsay Bourke, Tasmania’s biggest beekeeper, is on a mission to keep Australia’s honey the best-tasting, purest and safest in the world. Read more