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

Oodnadatta Farms

Farm response evolves with pests and seasons

June 3, 2011

As pest and disease threats evolve, so too do the biosecurity measures Hugh Ball implements as part of his farm contracting business at Oodnadatta Farms at Moree, in northern NSW, encompassing 18,000 hectares. “Biosecurity is a continuing process that needs to be regularly updated and improved,” Hugh says. “The threats, particularly the endemic ones, keep changing, depending on the weather, seasonal conditions and farm practice Read more
Cattle and water

Keep cool with eagle eye on animals

June 3, 2011

The exceptionally wet summer affecting the entire eastern half of Australia means that many farmers are going into this winter with fuller than usual water storages, raised groundwater water levels and increased soil moisture. A traditionally wet winter could bring a greater than usual level of biosecurity risk to producers across southern Australia Read more
Moving horse

Horses trot into EADRA

June 2, 2011

In March, a formal ceremony marked the horse-owning community becoming signatories to the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA) at Parliament House. Read more
Cereal rust

Watch all crops closely

May 5, 2011

The cropping and horticulture industries are on notice to closely monitor crops this autumn and winter for signs of disease, especially fungal diseases. Read more
Grass covered fence

Don’t ‘shut the gate’ on biosecurity

May 5, 2011

For the first time in many years, a green tide of grasses and shrubs covers inland eastern Australia. However, the floods and rains will bring on a range of pests and diseases that farmers and land managers have not seen for a long time and will need to deal with. Read more