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

Sheep sale yard

Buying online? Buyer beware

October 13, 2011

With online shopping becoming a major rival to traditional retailers and services such as AuctionsPlus becoming ever more popular, it seems that livestock trading is increasingly getting in on the game.But what does buying or selling online mean for the health of your animals and what are the potential biosecurity risks to your farming operation? Read more
John Bostock

Grower says biosecurity should be routine

October 6, 2011

John Bostock knows more about biosecurity than perhaps the average grain grower. He has been a longstanding member of the Western Australian GrainGuard Council and was part of the team six years ago that worked with Plant Health Australia to develop the Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Grains Industry. For John, biosecurity is just a […] Read more
Avocado Manual cover

Manual provides protection for avocado growers

September 22, 2011

Two biosecurity planning documents targeting pests of avocado crops were released in early September, boosting protection against exotic pests for Australian avocado production. The Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Avocado Industry and the Orchard Biosecurity Manual for the Avocado Industry were launched at the VII World Avocado Congress in Cairns. Read more
Mike Bond and winner Mario Bonaccordo

Nice nod for Pepe’s Ducks

September 16, 2011

Industry pioneer wins Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award By any measure, Pepe Bonaccordo is one of Australian agriculture’s great success stories. Read more
Sandra and Peter Young with award

Fruit cocktails all round to celebrate plant biosecurity award

September 16, 2011

Sandra and Peter Young’s approach to biosecurity at Queensland’s leading tropical and subtropical fruit production nursery has seen them win the plant category of the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award. Read more