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African swine fever
Buying or selling sheep? The movement of livestock presents one of the biggest risks for spreading disease to new properties and flocks. That is why, when livestock are sold, it is important to also provide any records related to their health and well-being. This assists the new owner in providing the best possible care to those animals in the future and to integrate them into an existing flock.
Sourcing information on how to secure your farm against diseases, pests and weeds just became a whole lot easier, with growers and producers now having improved access to a vast suite of resources on the Farm Biosecurity website.
Vegetable and potato growers Tim Carnell and Scott Rockliff may run businesses at opposite ends of Australia, but they are both aware of the biosecurity measures that are important to them.
There’s a new course available on Plant Health Australia’s Biosecurity Online Training (BOLT) site on the topic of reporting new pests and diseases, and some of the steps that may be taken in the early stages of an incursion.
The relationship between people and dogs has benefitted both for generations, so much so that the farmer and their dog is an iconic image in our industry. Yet wild dogs can be one of the biggest killers for affected farmers; not only do they directly prey on livestock, their simple presence can cause a big biosecurity headache.