What is Farm Biosecurity

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility, and that of every person visiting or working on your property.

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Farm Biosecurity Toolkit

We have tools, tips and manuals to help you implement farm biosecurity on your property. You will also find individual profiles for a range of livestock and crops: or you can create a profile tailored to your farm.

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Biosecurity Essentials

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.

Farm inputs

Almost anything moved onto your property can be a potential source of pests and diseases for livestock and plants. Monitor animals or plant materials that enter the property, as well as sources of water, feed and fertiliser.

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Farm outputs

Responsibility for biosecurity doesn’t end when plant products or animals leave the farm gate. The measures in place on your property support biosecurity in your region.

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Ferals and weeds

Feral animals, plant pests and weeds are a widespread nuisance but can also cause harm to your business, so they need to be actively controlled.

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People, vehicles & equipment

If it can move, it can carry diseases, pests and weeds. That's why people, vehicles and equipment pose a high biosecurity risk and should be managed accordingly.

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Production practices

Good on-farm hygiene reduces the risk of spreading pests and diseases. You can implement simple hygiene practices with feed and water sources, product packaging, storage facilities, livestock husbandry, waste materials and plant propagation.

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Train, plan & record

Ensure that staff are well trained and that you have the ability to trace where animals or plants have come from and where they went. Keep accurate records of purchases, sales and movements.

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News & Events

27 November 2020
Moving it? Declare it!

If one thing is clear about travelling in 2020, it’s how important it is to be upfront about where you’ve been and make sure you have the correct paperwork for the journey. During a disease outbreak, knowing where each new case has come from is vitally important to understand how the disease is spreading.

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27 November 2020
Are you on standby to stand still?

Have you considered what you’d do if your livestock were unable to leave your property when you want or need them too? There’s a lot to consider when faced with the possibility of keeping livestock in place indefinitely, especially the availability of feed, water and other supplies. You may end up missing key dates in your calendar, such as shows, sales or sending your livestock to a processor.

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24 November 2020
Defending against a new pest, fall armyworm

A new reference guide on fall armyworm, together with a series of podcasts, will help industry manage the invasive moth species

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24 November 2020
Blueprint for national cooperation on fruit fly released

The 2020-25 National fruit Fly Strategy was launched on 11 November at a meeting of the National Fruit Fly Council

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11 November 2020
2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award winners

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award winners. Seafarms Group and Templeton Ginger received their award in March, while Kia Ora Merino and KW Orchards were announced on 9 November at the Australian Biosecurity Forum. Well done to everyone involved. Kia Ora Merino Dedicated merino wool producers Brendan, Susan, […]

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30 October 2020
Farm Biosecurity Nuffield Scholar announced

Claire Petterson, from Collingullie in NSW, will receive a Nuffield Scholarship, sponsored by the Farm Biosecurity Program

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30 October 2020
Livestock lessons from COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught Australians anything, it is that maintaining good hygiene practices and minimising the spread of disease are essential in our everyday lives. Throughout the ongoing outbreak maintaining a safe distance from each other, monitoring for symptoms, isolating if we feel unwell and getting tested have helped much of Australia to keep community transmission of the virus to a minimum.

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30 October 2020
Biosecurity essentials: a magnifying lens!

A handheld magnifying lens an essential part of any biosecurity toolkit

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30 October 2020
When it comes to floods, planning is the key to staying afloat

Australia’s reputation for droughts and flooding rains has been hammered home over the last few years, especially to those who make a living on the land. Having a business continuity plan that includes what you’ll do when in a crisis and how you’ll manage biosecurity risks is a great way to help minimise impacts of extreme events like the 2020 Black Summer Bushfires.

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30 September 2020
Industry contacts in a biosecurity emergency response

The leaders in your peak industry body are your main contact and source of information during biosecurity incidents

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