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African swine fever
Researchers recently surveyed growers to find out how effective biosecurity practices were at controlling a soil-borne disease of strawberry. The results clearly demonstrate the benefits to be had from using simple biosecurity measures on your farm.
Animal Health Australia (AHA) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) have developed a virtual reality tool for producers, Sheep Health Conditions – Carcass Impacts.
Australia has also seen outbreaks in the past and the virulent form is particularly devastating, so the management plan aims to prevent an emergency disease outbreak occurring.
So, what is Newcastle disease?
The Farm Biosecurity website makes it easy for producers seeking advice on the biosecurity measures to implement on their property. With free resources for 24 industries, there’s likely to be tailored information to suit most producers. The latest edition is the National Biosecurity Manual for Feed Mills.
Efforts to stop exotic fruit flies from entering the Australian mainland through the Torres Strait will continue with a five-year response plan.