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Earlier this year, the Farm Biosecurity program sent three producers from across Australia to the 2nd Australian Biosecurity Symposium. We sat down with those producers on day two to get their insights and experiences about the event so far.
Feeding your livestock is pretty simple, right? Well, in actuality, by simply feeding your ruminants products that come from a vertebrate animal such as meat, fish meal, poultry meal, and eggs, you could actually risk Australia’s international markets and reputation.
Field days provide invaluable opportunities for growers, agricultural professionals and extension workers to learn about the latest farming technology, different seed varieties and techniques to boost production. These events are a hive of activity with people and vehicles moving around, creating opportunities for hitchhiking pests and diseases to spread.
The Northern Territory (NT) Government is currently responding to a new detection of banana freckle disease (Phyllosticta cavendishii) in the territory. With this news, all Australian banana growers should be aware of the signs and symptoms of banana freckle and regularly check their banana plants for signs of the disease.
On 7 May 2022 Animal Health Australia ran a lamb marking workshop in Southern New South Wales with 20 smallholders from the region, who wanted to develop some new skills.